Residents of madina complain bitterly about the late construction of the road that joins old road to the madina new road. The construction work has halted activities of people who use the road at night.
Speaking to some of the residents at the place, GIJ online news gathered that, the late construction of the road disturbs the peaceful sleep.
Madam Christiana, a resident at Dodowa who is a nurse at the madina polyclinic complained about stress she goes through when coming from her house to work due to the construction of the road.
"First there was a straight road from my house to the work place so every driver was willing to bring me to work but since this construction started, it’s difficult to get a car to the workplace at night because the drivers says the road is blocked and they can't use the long routes at night." She said.
Another residents in the area, Madam Stella, also complained about how the construction work disturbs the peaceful sleep of the residents at the place. She made it known to Gijonlinenews that, due to the noise that comes from the construction site her sleep and that of her family is always being disturbed.
Mr. Albert Aidoo, a taxi driver also expressed his grievances about how the road construction is affecting his daily income. He again said that people have now stopped using the road in the nights and so he does not get passengers at night compared to the previously.
Mr. Yussif, a worker on the site, told GIJ news online that they are doing the construction work in the evening because the chemicals used for construction is very hot and becomes dangerous when it is exposed to the Sun. So for the safety of the public and the workers themselves they had to do the work in the evening.
He then edged the public to remain calm for it is in the best interest of the public and said that their work there is almost over.
“Residents should take heart, their grievances have been channeled to the appropriate authorities and so work on the road is being speed up. It’s in the interest of the whole community and its environs that's why this construction is being done, it will help all of us and we will be happy at the end." He concluded.
Story by; Felicia Agyeiwah Andevie. (DIPLOMA 1C).