Angry residents at Abuakwa-Tanoso in the Atwima Nwabiagya South District of the Ashanti Region have warned the President, Nana Akufo-Addo to order the Minister of Roads to come and fix their deplorable roads within two weeks.
The residents who were clad in red and black said they will not hesitate to travel to Accra and stage a naked demonstration at the Jubilee House, which is the seat of government if the government fails to fix the road.
This, they said should include the infamous Sofoline Interchange which has stalled for over 12 years now.
The project, which began in 2007 during ex-President John Agyekum Kuffuor’s era was expected to be completed in three but has suffered repeated stoppages.
“We will besiege the Flagstaff House naked if they fail to fix our roads within two weeks. We believed in the President when he promised during the campaign time that our roads will become motorable if voted into power. Three years on, we haven’t seen anything. They must fix our roads for us because we trusted their words. Anything short of that will not be tolerated,” an angry resident fumed.
Residents claimed that the erstwhile Mahama administration could not complete the project because the contractor is owed $30 million.
The demonstration commenced in the early hours of Thursday from the Abuakwa New Police Station with demonstrators matching through principal streets to press home their demands.
The organiser of the demonstration, Nana Appiah told Angel News that the Abuakwa road at the Atwima Nwabiagya South has been abandoned and hence demanded that it be completed now.
“We are embarking on this demonstration to appeal to the government to complete the interchange, failure from the government will leave us with no option than to vote against the President come 2020 elections,” he said.
The demonstrators presented their petition to the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah.
Source: Ghana | Angelfmonlinegh.com | Abigail Abekah Fynn