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South Tongu Engages Stakeholders on Dilapidated Lower Volta Bridge

A stakeholders’ meeting is soon expected to commence at the South Tongu District capital, Sogakofe in the Volta Region.

The meeting which will be hosted by the District Chief Executive of the Area, Emmanuel Louis Agama will deliberate on the status and repair of the fast depreciating Lower Volta Bridge at Sogakofe.

The meeting had been provoked by the public outcry following Thursday evening’s accident involving two motorbikes on the bridge that claimed the life of a 20-year old Bestway Mortor and injured three others.

The accident according to sources, occurred when one motorist in trying to swerve a pothole, collided with the other one who was also attempting to overtake from the opposite direction.

Mr. Yao Amekor, an opinion leader in the area confirmed to voltaonlinegh.com that the meeting comes off this afternoon in an effort to find solution to the problem.

He said key stakeholders including Director of Bridges at the Ghana Highway Authority, Volta Regional Director of Highway among others, will be be part of the meeting to brief the Assembly on the arrangements to fix the problem.

He expressed gratitude to former Minister of Roads and Highway, Hon Joe Gidisu for wading in and activating his contacts to get people on their way to partake in the discussion hours after news of the accident broke.

The Lower Volta Bridge located on the Lagos-Accra-Abidjan highway, thus, witnesses heavy vehicular traffic on a daily basis, has for some years now, had some  of its expansion joints become weak and exposed serving as death trap to motorists who attempt to dodge the potholes. Several appeals and complaints by residents to fix the problem are yet to yield results.

By: Ewoenam Kpodo/voltaonlinegh.com

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