Residents along the Manhean-Obeyeyie road in the Ga West Municipality have expressed displeasure over the deplorable state of the road and the health hazard they are exposed to as a result.
The stretch, which connects Ablekuma Pokuase-Awoshie highway and also connect to the Amasaman road has been halted for some years now.
It will be recalled that in December 2019 during President Akufo-Addo’s three-day working tour to various parts of the Greater Accra region, he declared 2020 as a year of roads in a bid to improve road infrastructure across the country.
The President at a durbar of Chiefs and people of Ga West, Ga North and Ga Central at Nsakina as part of his tour to the region assured the Chiefs that the rehabilitation of the road network and infrastructure in those areas would be given the needed attention.
The President added that his administration would ensure that majority of the roads in the Ga West Municipality were fixed.
After assuring the Chiefs of fixing the roads in the Municipality, nothing shows that contractors will be moving to the road to start work.
The road which has been left untarred for some years for reasons not known to residents and commuters has deteriorated, developing into what they described as manholes with excessive dust emanating from vehicles which ply the road on daily basis.
Speaking in an interview with Ghanaian Voice at Manhean, a resident and a shop owner, Esther Ameyaw said they feel disrespected by the Ga West Municipal Assembly’s inability to fix the road.
According to her, despite the concerns by residents and drivers, it defies logic why the road has been left unattended by the Assembly.
Madam Esther Ameyaw indicated that the dust has affected her business in several ways leading to low patronage.
The Assembly Member for the Manhean Electoral Area, Nathaniel Nii Lomotey Tetteh, said the road had been awarded to a contractor to see to its completion.
He indicated that many factors contributed to the long delay in fixing the road, adding that the contractor had started mobilising for work and active construction works on the stretch will begin soon.
By: Ghanaian Voice