The Western Regional Secretariat of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) on Tuesday embarked on a day's inspection of deplorable roads in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.
The tour, led by the Regional Vice Chairman Mr. Joseph Kingsley Eshun together with Branch executives and drivers in the metropolis inspected some deplorable roads in the oil city. The inspection is due to the hue and cry of drivers and passengers about the deplorable state of the roads in the Metropolis which were affecting their activities.
Many of the roads in the Metropolis have developed large and deep potholes following the three days of rain in the Metropolis, thereby causing traffic congestion on most roads.
Speaking in an interview with drivers, the roads have been in a continuous state of deterioration for some time now and it was destroying their vehicles.
They describe the nature of the roads as a major problem and lamented that the roads were destroying their vehicles and that they appealed to the government for urgent maintenance of the roads to make them motorable for commuters.
In an interview with the Regional Vice Chairman, Mr. Joseph Kingsley Eshun, called on the government to rehabilitate the deplorable roads, mainly the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and Paa Grant Roundabout.
He said GPRTU might go on a sit-down strike if authorities refuse to heed their appeal.
The tour ended at the National Road Safety Authority with an appeal