Residents of Tefle, a community in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region have served notice they would be marching to Accra to demand that government fixes roads in the District.

They say their intended protest will take place if authorities fail to construct better roads for them within this year.

“It’s affecting the community life here – day life and night life. We depend on the road. Cars have been knocking down animals and even humans,” some residents said.

During a JoyNews visit to the community, several residents expressed concerns over how the poor state of roads in the District has left people with broken legs , rashes and high cost of vehicle maintenance by motorists.

Motorists who use the road lament poor visibility, which makes their transport business unsafe.

“Someone’s legs are broken because a driver was trying to swerve a pothole. The Assembly Member promised the entire community that the road will be fixed within six months but it is one and a half year now [since he made that promise]. It is so bad that we cannot tolerate the dust anymore.

“When you enter people’s rooms, it’s too bad. In each day, you have to wash your clothes to ensure they are clean due to the dust. You don’t wear any neat thing again,” they said.

‘We can’t tolerate dust anymore’ – South Tongu residents ask government to fix deplorable roads
A section of the Tefle road

A contract was awarded to Kin K Company Limited in January 12, 2020 for construction works on the four-kilometre road network linking the Tefle community to the District capital, over a period of six months.

But after more than two years, what was supposed to be a six-month project is yet to be completed.

‘We can’t tolerate dust anymore’ – South Tongu residents ask government to fix deplorable roads
The assemblyman, Benjamin Amekudzi, and some residents

‘They told us that they were going to do everything for us within six months but now the six months have turned into 25 months. So, we are appealing to Kin K Limited to come and fix our roads for us. People want to demonstrate and beat some of us – the community leaders.

“They want to beat me up,” Assemblyman for the area, Benjamin Amekudzi, told JoyNews.

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