Upper Denkyira West: Five communities resolve to protest bad roads despite police intervention

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The Central Regional Police Command has prevented five communities in Upper Denkyira West District to protest their bad roads.

The communities include Ayanfuri and Kwame Prakrom, which have over the years complained about bad roads.

According to the organizers, the police cited security reasons in the area to prevent them from organizing the protest “until further notice”.

But they insist the demonstration will be staged within this month to protest against bad roads in the area.

In 2019, there were many demonstrations against the poor roads in many communities in the country.

Even though the government declared the year 2020 as the Year of Roads, the people of Ayanfuri and other communities in the Upper Denkyira West are yet to see improvement in their road infrastructure.

The bumpy and dusty road, they say, is affecting their health and economic activities in the area as the local authorities have ignored their incessant pleas to get the road fixed.

The Assemblyman for Ayanfuri Electoral Area, Kwabena Annin Castro, expressed his disappointment over the poor nature of their roads.

“Even more worrying is the inability of students to go to school when it rains,” he said.

He pointed out that drivers especially tipper truck and other commercial vehicles are compelled to visit mechanics frequently for maintenance due to frequent breakdowns.

He appealed to the government to ensure the contractor returns to site.

Community leaders, however, promised that the demonstration would surely come on if authorities fail to act swiftly.

“We are only agitating because of our roads. The leaders have failed us. The distance from Ayanfuri to Dunkwa-On-Offin is short but they have fixed their roads and have left ours,” the Assemblyman complained.

“Day in and day out they keep making promises but haven’t kept any. So if the government will not fix this road for us, then we will demonstrate this month,” he stated.

“We are tired. They have tarred some roads and have left us. Are we not human beings?” one of the leaders fumed.

“Our leaders have deceived us for long. They should work on their promises,” he said.

By Benjamin Aidoo|3news.com|Ghana

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