July 16, 2013

About 70 percent of roads in the Manhyia North Constituency in the Ashanti are untarred leaving roads in deplorable situations and difficult to use by motorists.

Being one of the newly created constituencies in the region, the area lacks a number of infrastructures to support economic and social activities.

The Member of Parliament for the area, Collins Owusu-Amankwah said the challenges confronting the constituency are enormous, and with good road infrastructure lacking, residents are really not happy at all.

According to him, if not for nothing at all, the citing of the airport in the constituency should motivate government to improve the roads in the area and hopes an intervention is made soonest.

In the area of water and sanitation, Mr. Owusu-Amankwah disclosed that the situation is not different, adding that most communities lack access to potable water, and are either dependent on tankers, or have to walk long distances to access water. There is also the issue of inadequate dumping sites in most communities resulting in indiscriminate dumping of refuse at unapproved places.

The MP however stated that, efforts are currently underway to provide potable water at areas including Bokrom Estate, adding that he is working with some agencies including Community water and Sanitation Agency to help address the inadequate potable water for residents.