Mamprobi residents threaten to go rogue over drainage system

Mamprobi residents threaten to go rogue over drainage system
Source: Ghana | | OKA
Date: 15-05-2018 Time: 12:05:15:pm
Maxwell Agbagba speaking with some frustrated residents

Residents of Mamprobi-Alhaji in Accra are displeased with city authorities over their failure to complete a drainage project started by the erstwhile government.

Residents fear the non-completion of the drainage system pose several hazards to their habitat.

“Some buildings sitting on the edge of the drainage system are being washed away. Deep gullies around the drainage system are also compounding the woes of the residents and some of the buildings have already collapsed,” Joy News’ Maxwell Agbagba reported on Monday.

Some of the residents are threatening to embark on a demonstration if city authorities do not move in to complete the construction of the drainage system.

“We will demonstrate severely if the authorities do not come to complete the project,” one resident said.

Some of them, obviously frustrated, have threatened to prevent vehicular flow through the community as a sign of protest.

“We give them up to end of the month [May] to start work on the project or else we will block the road, no will vehicle cross…” a residennt said.

They are also displeased with the politics played with the project as they say “the project which started few months to the elections was a ploy to woo their vote” Maxwell told the Midday News Monday.

Ablekuma-South Member of Parliament, Oko Vanderpuye who was Accra Mayor when the project started in 2016 says he will liaise with the current Mayor to fix the problem.

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