…..Residents Of Upper-Weija Appeal To Government
Story By: Amponsah Jennifer Owusuwaa
Residents of Upper-Weija in the Weija-Gbawe Constituency in the Greater Accra region, have expressed worry over the deplorable nature of their road which connects Gbawe and Upper-Weija Township.
According to the residents, the poor nature of the road is affecting their day-to-day activities.
Mr Owusu Boateng, a resident and a shop owner of Weija, stated that transportation fare has increased due to the bad state of the road.
He said, the road has made it difficult for students and workers to reach their destinations on time.
Aside the residents, some commercial drivers, also lamented on the difficulties they face in conveying passengers.
“The nature of the road compels us to drive with extra care in dodging of rocks and potholesto avoid damaging our vehicles when conveying people to their destinations,” they stated.
The residents also blamed the Member of Parliament (MP), Madam Tina Mensah and some local authorities for the total neglect of the road, despite repeated outcries and calls.
They noted that, Ghanaian politicians are taking them for a ride, as they only make promises in election year.
“We voted for the Nana Addo’s government mainly because of this road, but it remains unfixed. There is a very big pit on this road when coming from Malam towards upper-weija which poses a serious threat to motorists and some of us. It is of this reason that we mostly use the main road through Weija Township”, said Madam Akua Mensah.
Meanwhile, the Assemblyman for Weija Electoral Area, Wilfred Aryitey Blankson, in an interview with this reporter, affirmed the residents’ ordeal, but said plans to address the challenges are underway.
Mr Blankson, revealed that a memo has been forwarded to Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumo, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the area to help fix theroad.
On his part, the MCE, revealed that the Upper-Weija road, has been awarded on contract, which he hopes the construction, will begin before the end of 2019.
People of Upper-Weija, have threatened not to partake in the 2019 general elections if government fails to heed their plea.
The residents, therefore urge the Ga-South Municipal Assembly to fulfill their numerous promises made to fix the road, in order to make movement more convenient.
Ghana Institute Of Journalism