By Cecil Mensah
The residents of Madina-United Nations (UN) in the La-Nkwantang Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region, have appealed to the former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to come to their aid by helping construct a bridge across a huge drain in the area to save lives and properties.
The area, also popularly known as “Obende” lacks a bridge and the area gets flooded at the least down pour.
According to the residents, the area gets cut off and children cannot cross over the huge gutter with gushing water to attend the only Islamic School situated in the area.
Speaking in an interview with the media, Mr. Mohammed Awal, a spokesperson for the residents, said they took the decision to appeal to Alhaji Aktiku Abubakar, the former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, because he has children living in the community, pursuing tertiary education, who also gets affected too by the situation when it arise.
He said, all attempts to get huge gutter put in shape and construct a bridge over it, have fallen on deaf ears over the years, as the Assembly continues to pay lip service to their plights as residents.
We resorted to fall on the benevolence of the former leader of Nigeria under late President Olusegu Obansango, because he has ties to the area.
People here are suffering, including his children, who have decided to integrate into the Ghanaian society, while studying in the country.
According to him, the children said, instead of living in plush hotels and hostels across the country, they rather prefer to leave in a Moslem community, where they can be better understood.
He cited instances where people died in an attempt to cross over the gushing water to school during the rainy season.