March 31, 2015

The onset of the raining season has increased worries of residents of Ablekuma Central Constituency in the Greater Accra Region over their roads.

Some of the residents at Kaneshie first light who spoke to said even without the rains they were confronted with serious challenges with transportation as a result of the poor nature 0f roads in the area.

“The roads in the area are very bad and whenever we go to town and pick a taxi, they refuse to come, since they know the nature of the road”, a resident said in an interview.

According to them, their transportation ordeals will get worse and the safety of their children remains a major concern since most of them have to walk considerable distance to get a vehicle. “Let us also not lose sight of the negative effects of these on socio-economic activities in the area”, a resident added.
We have not seen any improvement in the area, since the MP doesn’t come around, not even for community meetings, for us to express our concerns” another resident also added.

They also raised issues about the safety of their properties especially their walls which are likely to be lost to erosion with the absence of gutters to allow smooth flow of waste water.

They were also disappointed that several complains made so far to the authorities to get the roads constructed have fallen on deaf ears, adding that the authorities in charge have failed in their numerous promises to get the road fixed.

When visited the area, some parts of the road were spotted with serious potholes which have been filled with coconut peels, whereas most parts were eroded creating gullies.

They have therefore called on government to come to their aid in the construction of their road to make it motorable especially gutters that will pave way for smooth flow of running water without causing serious damage to their properties.

Efforts to get reaction from the Member of Parliament for the area however proved futile.

Theresa Workartey/