May 23, 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, calling on the government to prioritize the completion of the 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 has been under construction for the past five years, a situation which has resulted in incessant complaints from motorist who use the road. They claim five years is sufficient time to complete the road.

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 cause respiratory diseases to motorist who use that road often.

He said he was not surprised that President Mills in a recent interview with the media said the bad nature of the road made him bow down his head in sympathy with motorists who ply that stretch of road.

“ The President should move beyond just bowing down his heard and do everything possible within his power to ensure that the completion of that road moves speedily’’ Hon. Amankwah Asiamah noted.

Story by: Kwadwo Anim/