The traditional leaders in Ablekuma Manhean, Oduman, Nsakina, Afuaman and Jorma, say they are not convinced by the Ga West Municipal Chief Executive’s assurances to fix their deplorable roads.
The MCE, Clement Wilkinson, made a promise to fix the roads in the shortest possible time after he received a petition from leaders of the communities who have threatened to boycott the 2020 elections if the roads are not fixed.
“They should take my words. We will fix the roads very soon. By next week I am going to introduce the contractor to them. I will invite everyone so that we know when he is going to start and finish.”
But, the linguist of the Ablekuma-Manhean traditional area, Emmanuel Ayitey, in a Citi News interview said his outfit will only take the MCE serious if work begins on the stretch.
“Unless I see action I am not going to believe such assurance because it is always said that actions speak louder than words. He has promised so many times so unless we see the contractor and the machines on the stretch, we will not be happy. But if we do not see anything we will still embark on the demonstrations.”
On Monday, commercial drivers who operate in the above-mentioned areas left hundreds of commuters stranded after refusing to ply the bad roads in a protest.
The drivers’ protest followed the numerous concerns they had made concerning the bad nature of the road – and to mount pressure on the appropriate authorities to fix the deplorable roads.