Over Fifty (50) people have been knocked down and killed at Asuoyeboah in the Kwadaso Municipality of the Ashanti Region by speeding vehicles.
This, according to the leader of Asuoyeboah Youth Association is as a result of the lack of traffic lights on roads in the Kumasi suburb.
Phillip K. Amoah told Pure FM’s Osei Kwadwo that traffic lights that were installed at Asuoyeboah as part of the Sofoline Interchange project have been damaged.
This has led to the break down of discipline on the stretch and that has contributed to the rampant knock downs on the road.
Work on the Tanoso-Abuakwa stretch of the dual carriage project from the Komfo Anokye Hospital Roundabout to Abuakwa has stalled since 2007.
Government’s failure to pay for work done to the tune of $30 million to the contractor, China Geo Company is largely to blame for the halting of work on the road.
“It is so pathetic and disheartening. Over 50 people have been knocked down and killed by speeding vehicles because there are no traffic lights on the road. Our leaders are very wicked and they don’t think about us. It is difficult to cross the road.
“We have petitioned Kwadaso Municipal Assembly and Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon Simon Osei Mensah but they have failed to address our concerns. We are running out of patience. We are dying like flies which is very bad,” he said.
Meanwhile Asuoyeboah residents have threatened to embark on ‘we will fight with our blood’ demonstration if government fails to come and continue with the project.
Source: Ghana | Angel News