Residents of Ahanta-Abaasa in the Essikado-Ketan Constituency of the Western Region have called on the government to come to their aid and rehabilitate their road network for them.
According to the people, there is no good road in the area as all roads leading to the area are in a deplorable state and as such poses a threat to human life.
In an interview with Kyzz Fm Reporter a resident Madam Mary stated that all efforts to call on the government to give a second thought to the construction of roads in the area have proved futile and fallen on deaf ears.
She said due to the poor nature of the road, drivers plying on the road charge exorbitant prices. Madam Mary said they are predominantly farmers and often feel difficult in transporting their farm produce to marketing centers.
Another resident the Reporter talked to by name Agnes Baidoo remarked that the easiest means of transport in the area are Tri-cycles riding commonly called Aboboya and KIA trucks.
She said it is often risky to travel on these KIA trucks due to the manner in which, they load their goods and transport them to and fro their farms, making life unbearable.
According to Madam Agnes Baidoo, the MP in the area Hon, Joe Ghartey has turned deaf ears to the rehabilitation of the roadnetwork and he is only seen and his team in the area during electioneering campaigns.
They have therefore vowed to advice themselves during this year’s general elections. A non-resident teacher, Ernest Boateng who also added his voice to the poor roadnetwork said, this has prevented a lot of teachers including nurses posted to the area.
He said another challenge facing the people is communication network. Mr. Boateng stated that for one to be able to communicate on phone, the person has to either get on top of a tree or walk some distance to climb on a hill before communicating with a relative outside the area.
He also pleaded with Tele-communication Networks companies in the Region, to see to the plight of the people to make life bearable and enjoyable as there are a lot of youth in the area to curb urban drifting.