A Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fred Agbenyo, says residents of Madina-Adenta staging a demonstration and blocking the highway Thursday evening over numerous car knockdowns is justified.

Mr Agbenyo finds justification in the residents’ actions because he feels politicians including him have taken the people for granted for far too long.

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“Ghanaians have every right to protest, especially when we have failed them. Our leaders including myself have taken the people for granted and so I think their anger to demonstrate is justified,” he said on Adom TV’s morning show Badwam Friday.

His comments come after residents in the area staged a demonstration and blocked the highway.

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A statement from the Inter-Ministerial Committee on road safety issued on Thursday night said government regretted the deaths of residents who had been killed by speeding vehicles.

The statement further said work had already been ongoing in recent weeks to address the situation and that procurement processes were now near completion.

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But the NDC communicator could not understand why the government would only take action after many innocent people have to lose their lives with many maimed already.

“We are where we are because our leaders’ attitudes are nothing to write home about. Why do you wait for people to die before you take action,” he asked.