'My miscarriages ceased after I stopped using deplorable Armanhia road'

'My miscarriages ceased after I stopped using deplorable Armanhia road'
Source: Ghana | myjoyonline | Seraphine Akua Dogbey | Intern
Date: 17-10-2019 Time: 12:10:45:pm

Miscarriages of pregnancy is a traumatic experience suffered by many women.

However, losing an unborn baby through the failure of authorities to fix deplorable roads is even more harrowing.

This was the case of Elsie [not her real name], a young lady who lost two pregnancies until she relocated from her area which was characterised by bad roads.

According to her, doctors advised her to vacate from her community since the bad Armanhia road was cited as the possible cause of her frequent miscarriages.

“It was a tough time and I wouldn’t wish it for my worst enemy at all. It was really hard on me and my family,” she narrated to host of Joy Fm’s Super Morning Show, Daniel Dadzie, Thursday.

True her doctor’s advice, she did not have any miscarriage and has been delivered of a baby girl.

She is one of several women who have lamented about putting their unborn babies in danger due to the deplorable roads across the country.

One of such women is the former First Lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, who described travelling across the country to help develop the nation at a time many roads were in a deplorable state to be a harrowing experience.

“With my pregnancy, sometimes my stomach was bouncing up and down, on two occasions I almost had miscarriages,” she recalled.

Not much has changed about the now even though some roads have been fixed across the country. 

Elsie has moved back to her residence after the birth of her daughter but she revealed that she still battles with the constant reminder of her past anytime she uses that road.

“Sometimes, you would want to park in the middle of the road and just cry. The little time I spend with my daughter has also been taken away because I have to slow down on that road,” she said.

In a pained voice, she pleaded with authorities to come to their aid and pay off contractors to salvage the situation of bad roads in the community.

In past days, the Finance Ministry has said called upon contractors owed by government to come for their payments in order to resume work on their road projects.