By Alfred K. Dogbey
A collaborative work between the Transport Minister, Dzifa Aku Ativor, Ga South Municipal Assembly and Ms. Obuobia Darko-Opoku, has honoured a promise to construct a new footbridge over the Weija Dam spillage way to link New and Old Weija.
The bridge, which according to The Herald’s information cost about three hundred and thirty-nine thousand (GH¢339, 000) was made possible, following a news report about the difficulties children in the area go through each day to get to their various schools.
Mrs. Ativor, then a Deputy Minister of Transport, moved swiftly to Weija, after the news of the spillage broke to evaluate the situation. She later made available several metro mass busses to convey the students to school and a promise to permanently remedy the situation.
Although the Minister was not present yesterday, Greater Accra Regional Minister, Julius Debrah, Ms. Obuobia Darko-Opoku and the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Jerry Nii Akwei Thompson joined hands to commission the new footbridge, bringing an end to what used to be a deathtrap for the school children.
The chiefs, who graced the occasion, expressed profound gratitude to the Transport Minister for fulfilling her promise. They described the footbridge as a big relief for the residents whose children go through hell to get to school.
According to them, the need for the construction of the footbridge also touched the heart of the then NDC MP-aspirant who also promised to do something about it when voted as MP in the last election.
But despite her inability to win the seat and represent them in parliament, Ms. Obuobia Darko-Opoku, has not renege on her vision of working for and serving her Constituents as she promised.
Checks by The Herald on the facebook fun page of the MP aspirant has these words posted; “One of my dreams for the Weija-Gbawe Constituents, especially school children who are the future leaders of our country came into reality”.
She said, “This morning, the much awaited bridge that links old Weija to the new Weija was commissioned by the Greater Accra Regional Minister with the support of the MCE and my good self”.
Already her show of passion is resonating in the Constituency with some of the Constituents claiming that their ex-NPP MP, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, who served them for eight years, did nothing to alleviate their plight.
The current NPP MP, Mrs Rosemond Abrah was, however, not present at yesterday’s commissioning ceremony, despite an invitation sent to her.