Residents of Ashaiman, a suburb of Accra, have taken to the streets to protest against the poor state of roads in the area.
The protest, organized by a group known as Concerned Citizens of Ashaiman, saw hundreds of residents march through the streets carrying placards and chanting slogans demanding that the government take action to fix the roads.
According to the residents, the roads in Ashaiman have been in a deplorable state for years, making it difficult for them to commute and conduct business. The situation has been exacerbated by the recent rains, which have made the roads even more impassable.
Assemblyman for the Nii Komieteh Electoral area, Freeman Tsekpo, had earlier told ABC News that the Regional Minister had promised to fix the roads but failed to redeem the promise on several occasions.
“The assembly members went into negotiations with the Regional Minister, and he promised us that he was going to facilitate the construction of sixteen kilometres of roads in Ashaiman, but this has not happened,” Tsekpo said.
He added, “After that, the chief of Ashaiman, the Ashaiman MP, the Ashaiman NDC chairman, and some other people attempted to demonstrate and that again ended up in the office of the Regional Minister and another promise was made to fix Ashaiman roads, but that has not been done.”