The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has accused the ministry of Roads and Highways of ignoring the agitations of residents for the footbridges on the Madina-Adenta highway to be fixed.
The Deputy Commissioner of the NCCE, Kathleen Addy, speaking on Starr FM expressed worry about the level of neglect on the side of those in charge of fixing the residents problems.
“It is a sad situation, the people raised their voices a very long time ago, asking for the footbridges to be fixed. The campaign grew on social media, people were raging with anger as people were being knocked down and nothing was done about it. We now have a terrible situation on our hands because of that, ” she said.
Residents of Adentan have, for some time, been protesting the lack of footbridges on the road and vowed to embark on a demonstration this week over the unavailability of footbridges on the highway since they believe such deaths resulting from the situation have become a common occurrence.
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Two people were knocked down on the stretch in the last two days, a situation which has angered the residents who say over 190 lives have been lost in this year alone.
The death of another pedestrian on Thursday led to a massive protest where the road was blocked, amidst burning of car tyres.
It took the intervention of the police who had to fire rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd.