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Dome Residents Angry Over Bad Roads

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Residents of Dome- Kwabenya Constituency in the Greater Accra region have expressed anger at their Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. Sarah Adwoa Sarfo, over the bad nature of their roads.

According to the angry residents, the bad roads are impeding economic activities in the communities.

According to them, the bridges and roads in the area have virtually become death traps, and pleaded for a prompt intervention before human lives are lost.

”You can’t live around this place and wear white dress, because dust will paint it brown. I witnessed a pregnant woman miscarry on the bumpy road there “, one woman said.

“We have to always visit the mechanic anytime we use the road because our vehicles always brea kdown, and as a result we sometimes do not want to use the road at all. We are urging our authorities to fix the road for us. The raining season is the most dangerous of it all. If a driver is not careful and falls into the potholes, you can imagine what will happen”, a driver also lamented.

It would be recalled that about a year ago, all deplorable roads in the Dome-Kwabenya constituency were awarded on contract for a major face-lift.

The GH¢30,883,036.94 project which began in May last year, was expected to have been completed within 12 months, but residents say nothing tangible seems to be going on.

Some taxi drivers also called on the government to fix the road for them else they would block it saying, “We use our own profits for maintenance of our vehicles, and therefore we are forced to charge extra fares. I park my car anytime it rains, because it is better to park your vehicle if it rains than to get stuck on the way”.

The chairman of the local Taxi drivers, who would not like to be named, opined that the MP should be blamed for situation. Some Community leaders, who spoke to THE PUBLISHER, are also not pleased with the state of their roads

“The roads are really bad and are nothing to write home about. The people are finding it difficult to use the roads and pregnant women sometimes lose their pregnancies due to the deplorable nature of the road” – Odeefo Korankye II admitted.

The Kwabenya road serves as a bypass route through Comet, Berekuso, Kitase and other surrounding towns towards Peduase Lodge and Aburi, but has been left in bad shape over the years.

By Justice Dzido

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