Residents of Nungua-Yeiaman, a suburb of Accra, have expressed worry over the deplorable nature of the Nungua-Yeiaman road. They complain that the state of the road discourages many commercial drivers from using the route and passengers find it difficult getting vehicles to their destinations.
In an interview with a driver who often drives on that road, he stated that the road had too many potholes which made it difficult for vehicles to commute.
“A drive which used to take few minutes to get to the main road now takes at least an hour,” he said.
According to residents, several complaints have been made to the government via their Member of Parliament (MP), Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, all to no avail.
“The situation has also affected school children as they either get to school late or have to stay home, skipping school. The situation becomes more dramatic after every downpour as the potholes transform into pits,” some residents revealed.
The problem has agitated the residents and they have decided to vote their MP out of Parliament if nothing is done about the situation.
“A new complaint has been filed to the newly-appointed District Chief Executive (DCE), Adjeley Twum Gyamrah. We are hoping that our needs would be met. However, if the government refuses to give us a listening ear, a demonstration would be embarked on,” the residents threatened.
Story by: Cleda Anum (Diploma 1 D)