September 17, 2013

The Member of Parliament for Ekumfi, Hon. Abeiku Crentsil has called for calm after a police intervention in a peaceful demonstration by some commercial drivers in the area ended in a severe brutality.

Hon. Crentsil who described the incident as an unfortunate one, called on residents in the area to avoid any further act of violence.

The MP who made the call after an attempt by the Central Regional Police command to prevent a group of commercial drivers from demonstrating yesterday, led to a severe brutality between the personnel from the police service and some commercial drivers.

Some commercial drivers from Essuehyia and Ekumfi Otuam yesterday mounted road block in protest against their deteriorating condition of the Ekumfi roads which has been under construction for the past three years.

The drivers accused contractor for undue delays on the said road for no apparent reason.
However, the police upon hearing of the road block visited the scene to avoid any confusion which later turned into a misunderstanding between the police and the drivers.

However, speaking on Accra based Peace FM after the incident; Mr Hammond contractor for the project said the construction is still ongoing, adding that even though funds from government were not forth coming, works is still ongoing.

He also accused George Kuntu Blankson, former Member of Parliament (MP) for the area of hindering the progress of the construction and inciting the drivers to protest him since he is a best friend of new MP for the area, Hon. Abeiku Crentsil.

Emmanuel Frimpong Mensah/