Scores of aggrieved residents of Adamorebe,
community within the Akuapem South District of the Eastern Region took to the streets to register their displeasure at what they termed deportable state of their roads.
The residents who, to the streets at the early hours of Friday, 28 August, 2020, wielding placards with inscriptions:Where Is Our National Cake?, Adamorebe Is Cut Off From Aburi, Our Time Is Now, amongst others, demanding their fair share of the national kitty.
Corroborating the importance of their outburst today, one of the organizers of the demonstration, Gyasehene of Adamorebe, Nana Kwame Ayeh, indicated their resolve to continue registering their frustrations until their demand for the deportable state of roads were fixed.
According to the Mr. Ayeh, their demonstration was to draw the attention of authorities in the area to the abandoned, poor and deplorable nature of the roads from Oyibi junction to Aburi Jamaicaso, stating, “For many years, the roads have remained in its bad state and have been worsening over time”.
He further disclosed that the deportable state of the road has caused immense difficulties to residents, including drivers who lose their vehicular parts leading to severe economic consequences, as well as health implications.
“Our roads have been abandoned long enough, they must be fixed”, they observed in a petition sent to the District Chief Executive (DCE), Honourable, Frank Aidoo.
The petition further reads”As law_abiding citizens , we have for many years been patient and trusted that the authorities fix our roads permanently, instead of occasionally leveling it causing us to inhale more dust. Unfortunately, all our hopes have turned to disappointment. We are Ghanaians and we think it is grossly unfair for us to be ignored when it comes to getting our fair share of development”.
“As our President himself has told us not to be bystanders but active active citizens, we are sending a copy of our petition to the Office of the President, as well as our Member of Parliament, Honourable O.B Amoah to ensure swift action”, the petition further said.
On his part, an Evangelist with The Altar of God Evangelistic Ministry, Reverend Tachie Raymond bemoaned the abject neglect of their roads describing it as unacceptable and called for an immediate response of authorities to their plight.
Meanwhile, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Akuapem South_District of the Eastern Region, Honourable Frank Aidoo allayed the fears of the residents and assuring that he had received calls to the effect that the contractor who has have been given the contract would move to site by December, 2020.
He stressed that but for the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, the contractor would have been on site working.
According to him, the contractor, Achwek Limited would who have been on cite but for the coronavirus pandemic, would be on site by December, 2020.
He further disclosed that the contract was signed April this year but for the pandemic.
He called on the residents to exercise restraint though he knows they were fairly demanding the share of the district’s development.
Source:Bizzygh.com/ Prosper Kwaku Selassy