The killing of a 21-year old female student on the Madina-Adentan Highway in the Greater Accra region, yesterday has triggered fresh outrage in the municipality.
Angry residents set tyres ablaze, billows of smoke clutch the atmosphere making the road with a 100km/hr speed limit unpassable.
The residents chanted “No more deaths!” as the road recorded its latest causality at about 4pm yesterday.
The residents have been protesting the lack of footbridges on the road saying they will embark on a demonstration next week over the unavailability of footbridges on the highway.
The accident becomes the 195th recorded on the Madina-Adentan Highway in 2018 alone.
The latest fatality is a first-year female student of the West Africa Senior High School (WASS).
She is reportedly a student on the second batch of SHS students known as the Gold track and had gone to register for the beginning of her academic experience at the second cycle school.
But a taxi driver rammed into the teenager, who is yet to be identified, after she had left the campus. She died on the spot and the driver reported himself to the police.
The footbridge remains uncompleted, traffic lights are faulty and no road signs on the highway making it the deadliest in Accra.
Officers of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) were on the scene to put out the fire while the police are at the scene to control the irate residents.
There is massive traffic jam on the road as one part of it has been closed due to the action of the angry residents.
The police have since been to the scene to control the protestors but are having a hard time.
A handful of police officers are no match for the vengeful mob. But gun shots from the police pierced a car, injuring a woman and her son.
By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson