Pressure group, OccupyGhana have expressed their disappointment in the Transport Ministry, Roads and Highways Ministry and the Ghana Highways Authority for their slow reaction towards the handling of the recent spate of fatalities at the Madina-Adenta highway.
According to the group, the aforementioned authorities have not taken any serious and active measures that would save the lives of the pedestrians who ply that stretch on daily basis.
In a statement by the pressure group forwarded to thepublisheronline.com, they quizzed why the footbridges had been abandoned by successive governments, thus making it unsafe for pedestrians to cross the multiple lane highway.
Frustrated residents on Thursday staged a protest burning tyres and blocking the highway after a first-year student at WASS was knocked and killed by a speeding taxi driver.
They blamed the development on the failure of government to ensure that there are footbridges for pedestrians on the highway.
Following that, OccupyGhana has given immediate solutions that would reduce the carnage on the Madina-Adenta Highway. They provided a six-pointer solution that they prayed government adheres to in order to immediately resolve the situation.
Although the Ministry of Roads and Highways has announced that work on the six uncompleted pedestrian bridges in Adenta will commence in a week, OccupyGhana hopes government will act on its word stressing that they (OccupyGhana) will hold them accountable till the bridges are completed.
Madina-Adentan road death ‘an unnecessary loss’ – Nana Addo
However first gentleman of the land, Nana Akufo-Addo has extended his condolences to the family of the latest victim of a road accident on the Madina-Adenta highway.
The President described the death as “an unnecessary loss.”
He also said the “scenes that played out in its aftermath are regrettable, and should not happen again.”
The protests moved the government to announce that work is to commence on the uncompleted footbridges on the Madina-Adenta highway from next week following the death and subsequent protests on Thursday.