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Tarkwa residents block roads, burn tyres in protest


Residents of Tarkwa and Nsuaem, a mining community in the Western Region Wednesday morning blocked roads leading to the town in an attempt to register their displeasure to what they described as an unfair treatment by government over their roads.

More than a hundred angry residents, clad in red bands, chanted war songs. They set ablaze car tyres in the middle of the roads with the aim of preventing vehicles from moving in and out of the municipality.

They in the process caused several hours of vehicular and human traffic, One of the protestors who spoke to journalists during the protest said;

“I stay close to this road and over the years this road has been in a very deplorable state. When you ply this road, it is either you fix your car every week or every other day”.

The Tarkwa roads are in a poor state despite several promises by the authorities and subsequent governments to fix them.

The residents say it is unacceptable that the minerals-rich part of the country should have such deplorable roads.

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