Some aggrieved residents and road users at the Nankese Abisim in the Suhum municipality of the Eastern region have registered their displeasure in more than hours about the bad nature of their roads expecially whenever it rains.
The residents have given a call to the government to fix their abandoned and deplorable roads before 2020 general elections.
In an interview with some of the residents, they suggested that, if the road minister Hon. Amoako Atta could not allocate funds for road projects, then the MP Hon Opare Ansah and Municipal Chief Executive Margaret Darko who have bad roads in their areas should come to their aid.
“Tell our MP and the MCE they should come to our aid if the government has not being able to provide funding to finish these roads, the MP and MCE should be able to use some of the funds that they have to contract our roads to save lifes and properties”, they narrated.
Residents, who said they started using these roads so many years ago driving to link other roads like Suhum, Koforidua, Tafo, Akwadum and other places on the main road shared their displeasure saying, A whole President during 2016 campaign visited us in the community in a V8 promised them that if they voted him into power he will construct the roads for them but up till no show.
Due to bad roads in the area people are suffering, people especially pregnant women are dying, when they fall sick is motorbikes that carry them to the hospital and when the bikes fail they no option than to wait for death. If they do not see any improvement then 2020 general elections they will advise themselves.
Gyaasehene of the area Baafour Boafo speaking with Accra Fm news reporter Kofi Michel, lamented that, we all know as a matter of fact that good roads are needed in every commercial environment which help the easy access to the community by commuters and all other vehicles that need to ply the road easily to convey goods and services needed.
We have observed that, this category of people suffer plying the road which hinders development and growth in the area. Farmers, market women, students and drivers. He said, this town which is noted for the production of cocoa, cassava, maize, plantain and other vegetables to nearby and far market centers like Suhum, Koforidua and Accra can no longer supply these commodities to the center’s due to the deplorable nature of the road.
He therefore appealed to the government to come to their aid to construct the road for them, but if they failed 2020 general elections they will not vote.