Tension has escalated to the highest level in some parts of the Adentan Municipality as aggrieved residents have taken the law in their hands by blocking the Madina-Adenta-Aburi highway in protest against the surge in killings by drivers.
The angered residents have burned tyres and lined them up as a blockade.
Residents say the prolonged time in constructing the walkover across the highway has led to several deaths on the stretch. Despite promises by government to intervene and facilitate the construction of the bridge, residents continue to get injured or killed by speeding vehicles.
Available information to thepublisheronlione.com indicates, several police officers have been deployed to the area to seek for safety. The angry youth however has refused to listen to the plead from the security officers.
Several gunshots has been fired by the police to disperse the protestors.
”The protesters are very angry because a few minutes ago a lady was knocked down by a speeding vehicle. They are angry because this has been happening for some time now. The protesters are not barging although the police fired warning shots in a bid to disperse the crowd,” a reporter at the scene disclosed.
Since January 2018, more than 118 people have died on the Adenta stretch of the highway, which has no pedestrians crossing.
The six footbridges at vantage points between the Madina-Adenta stretch started after the completion of the highway, has remained uncompleted.
The death toll on the stretch has mobilised the youth of Adenta to begin a campaign to get officials to complete the bridges.
Their appeals, however, has not yielded results, with the Ministry of Roads, the Parliamentary Select Committee on Roads and Highways, as well as the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) acknowledging the receipt of the letters by the youth, but not acting.
The highway leads to the Peduase Lodge, the presidential retreat and recreational mansion as well as Dodowa.
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