April 28, 2022

Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako Atta on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 visited two constituencies in the Greater Accra Region; Weija-Gbawe and Anyaa Sowutuom to ascertain the state of the road network and drainage works ongoing as well as Bortianor-Ngleshie Amanfro.

After about five hours tour, the sector Minister told journalists that some works have gone on whiles others are ongoing, but there is certainly more works to be done and assured that the government of President Nana Akufo-Addo is going to do exactly that.

The Minister who was accompanied by Member of Parliament for Weija-Gbawe, Naa Ayeley Gifty Tina Mensah, Anyaa Sowutuom MP, Dr. Adomako Dickson Kissi as well as Municipal Chief Executives for both Assemblies charged engineers from the Highways Authority who accompanied him to spend some time at the various places and communities visited to do real studies and take proper inventories. He further assured the residence of government’s commitment to address their road networks.

“I am sorry to say this, but there are few indiscipline people who are building in water ways leading to the suffering of Ghanaians in the constituency, despite good layout and beautiful house. Again, nobody takes delight in demolishing exercise because any structure that comes up resources would have gone into it”.

He asserts that it is a very painful duty to bring any structure down but if it has to be done to bring relief and comfort to Ghanaians, it would be done, because, “we would not allow any individual interest to override that of a whole community. If a place gets flooded depending on the intensity of the rainfall we all know the dangers; it can wash cars away with passengers in them”.

As such this practice cannot be allowed to go on, as there is the need to protect life and property as well as those who even build on the water ways and no one should compel the Ministry to do the unpleasant thing.

“If people force us to that point, we would have courage to do it; there are two structures in water at Anyaa Sowutuom that I have asked the MCEs to take steps to bring them down just to save and protect the roads”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com