Aggrieved residents in the Assin South District of the Central Region have registered their displeasure over the poor nature of roads in the area.
They lamented that the 15km Road from Assin Aworoso that connects major food hubs such as Assin Aboabo Camp, Nyamebekyere, Akwetey Nō1 and 2 among other adjoining communities is in a deplorable shape and thus impeding development in the area.
They maintained that “although the area is known for its massive production of both foodstuff and cash crops, the poor state of the roads makes it difficult for them to cart their produce to nearby market centers after harvest”, a situation that contributes to post-harvest losses.
Speaking to GNewsprime.com, the residents claimed that “the MP, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour who doubles as the Deputy Minister for Education failed to honour his promise to rehabilitate the roads in the area after his appointment as a Deputy Minister”.
“When the MP was nominated by the President for the Deputy Minister position, he summoned chiefs and elders of the area at a mini durbar in August 2021 and promised to rehabilitate the roads but the contractor together with his machine left 30 minutes after the MP had left with no reason.”
The residents have however called on the MP, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, the DCE, Felicia Amissah Ntrakwa and the government at large to fix the roads in the communities.
The leader of the disgruntled residents, a Unit Committee member for Assin Aboabo Camp Akwetey Electoral Area, Mr Boasie Amponsah disclosed that “residents struggle to get to the nearby towns during emergency situations, as drivers refuse to ply the roads due to its bad state”.
“We want to know, if we are part of Ghana” ? he quizzed.
Source: GNewsprime.com/Kwame Owusu Asante Shadrack, Rich Fm, Assin Fosu, 2022.