‘Road Crashes Becoming Too Many’
Yaw Buabeng Asamoah, Member of Parliament for Adentan has described as unacceptable, the soaring number of road accident deaths in the country.
The Adentan-Aburi road has seen a number of pedestrian knockdowns recently. The killing of a lady on that road a few days ago, caused the residents to block the roads and burn car tyres in protest to the lack of footbridges.
Speaking on the floor of parliament on Tuesday, 6 November, Mr Asamoah said: “Deaths under any circumstance are unacceptable, in particular, the deaths we are recording due to accidents on the highway from Tetteh Quarshie all the way through to Aburi, which, obviously passes through Madina and Adentan. The accidents are becoming rampant.
“We are challenged by major infrastructural deficits. Since I became MP for the area, I have been liaising with the Highways Authority and other relevant agencies and the Minister of Roads.
“The Honourable Minister of Roads is very concerned about the situation but had had to battle three major issues. He is battling with serious contract arrears, the roads haven’t been handed to the government because there are still contract arrears which haven’t been settled; he is battling with design issues; he is battling with new resources to fight the debts to finish the road.”