The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Biakoye in the Volta Region, Madam Comfort Atta has bemoaned the poor nature of roads in her district saying, it is putting the lives of her people in danger.
According to her, aside the challenges commuters on these bad roads encounter, some unscrupulous people take advantage of the situation and rob drivers and passengers on these roads.
She said the Kpando-Worawora-Dambai stretch of the Eastern Corridor road is in such bad shape that drivers go at very low speed on that stretch and fall victims (passengers inclusive) to robbers who lay ambush to for them.
Madam Attah revealed that a driver who was a victim of such attacks remained in the hospital morgue to be buried over the weekend.
She therefore called on the Regional Highway Authority to as a matter of urgency address the issue to safeguard lives in her district.
The DCE raised the concern following a presentation by the Regional Engineer, Ghana Highway Authority, Mr. Philip Agbati during the first meeting of the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) held on June 28, 2018 in Ho.
Mr. Agbati’s presentation centred on programmes of the Authority for the year 2018 and the achievements made so far.
DCE for South Tongu, Emmanuel Louis Agama who was also in the meeting raised the issue of the deteriorating Lower Volta Bridge at Sogakofe. He expressed worry over the delay in rehabilitating the bridge.
His worry had to do with the Authority’s inability to reinstall some expansion joints that had worn off creating potholes on portions of the road which now serve as death traps to motorists who attempt to dodge these potholes.
In response, the Regional Engineer said the Authority has started processes to award a contractor for rehabilitation works on the Sogakofe Bridge, adding that the accidents on the bridge were unfortunate.
On the earlier concern from the Biakoye DCE, Mr. Agbati said the road projects have stalled because contractors working on the projects have not been paid due to cash flow constraints and hopes that the issue gets resolved for the contractors to return to site.
By Ewoenam Kpodo/voltaonlinegh.com