January 17, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa, Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah, has bemoaned the poor state of the Suhum to Apedwa segment of the Accra –Kumasi stretch of road.

According to the MP, the dusty and bumpy nature of the road has made driving an unpleasant exercise as drivers have to contend with driving at a cautiously slow pace to avoid damages to their vehicles.

Many commercial drivers have repeatedly changed their broken springs and shock absorbers, exhaust systems and other damage done to motor vehicles because of the poor state of that road.

He wondered why the construction of such an important road that connects the two largest cities in the country and the road that brings Accra most of its foodstuffs should be delayed as such.

The road which is being constructed by a Chinese construction firm has been under construction for the past five years, a situation which has resulted in incessant complaints from motorist who use the road since they reckon that is a long enough time for most roads to be completed.

Contributing to a discussion on Peace Fm’s morning show Monday, the Member of Parliament for Fanteakwa, Hon. Kwabena Amankwa Asiamah, stated that the nature of the road could worsen the health conditions of motorist particularly those who suffer chronic rheumatic pains, especially in the waist and hips.

“I personally frequent that stretch of road and I wonder what an injured person in a motor accident on this road and has to be transported to hospital in Accra, in another motor vehicle or even an ambulance will go through’’ he said.

Hon. Amankwa Asiamah, urged the government to give the contractors whatever funds needed to speedily complete the road.

Story by: Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh