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Road users plying the Dadeban road around the North Industrial Area in Accra, are appealing to government to fix the deplorable roads in the area.

According to some motorists, the gaping potholes on the stretch continuously pose a risk to road users.

Speaking to one of the motorists, Nana Kojo Walterson, he said, “I don’t get to work early because of this place, it takes me more than ten minutes to cross here, it’s either I use the other end or here to work, and using the other end consumes a lot of fuel.

“It is affecting us, so government should do something about it for us. We have been abandoned,” he said.

The road is riddled with many potholes such that using it has been a nightmare, especially after rainfall. As a result, even articulated trucks or cross-country vehicles avoid using them.

It has been in bad shape for over a year. It is as if that stretch of the road right up to the junction that leads to the very popular Melcom Plus shopping Centre, has been neglected.

The few drivers who do not know the extent of deterioration on that road risk damaging their vehicles.

Upon further engagements, it turns out that this is not the first time they are raising concerns about the stretch, but it seems their plea has fallen on deaf ears.

The North Industrial area is usually a busy stretch, and business seems to be booming with new shops springing up at almost every corner.

Due to the deplorable state of the popular Dadeban stretch, road users say the stretch is now a death trap. Therefore, most vehicles avoid using it.

Usman Nuru, one of the traders, said, “The road is very bad and seriously affecting our business, the state of the road is too bad, especially when it is raining.

“Due to the state of the road, vehicles do not use the road, so we hardly get customers to purchase our products. The government should please come to our aid.”

Business operators say the situation affects them, as prospective customers often use alternative routes instead of theirs.

The few drivers who ply the route are unhappy because they risk damaging their shock absorbers, shaft, and even tyres.

They are unhappy about the dire state of the road. They are therefore, calling on government to, as a matter of urgency fix it for them.

Until this road is fixed, business operators around the Dadeban stretch risk losing their source of livelihood.

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