Some reporters of Adom FM, as part of the new campaign dubbed ‘My Road, My Vote’, took to the grounds over the weekend to take a look at the state of roads in two newly created regions; the Oti and Western North.
The campaign, aimed at addressing issues concerning the ever-deteriorating roads in Ghana, saw AdomOnline.com’s Gershon Mortey Baah in Juapong, Asikuma, Peki-Todome, Have, Hohoe, Jasikan, Nkwanta and other parts of the Eastern Corridor roads in the Oti region.
Gershon Mortey, reporting on the state of roads, described the situation on the ground as terrible with available alternative routes also now in deplorable states with vehicles getting stuck in the middle of their journeys.
The situation, he said, had forced some schoolchildren in the area to boycott school to fill mini ‘dams’ created on the road.
Kofi Yirenkyi Anim also reporting on the terrible roads in parts of the Western North region narrated how residents had to carry a corpse on their shoulders because the road was inaccessible.
Kofi Yirenkyi Anim added that pregnant women in labour sometimes give birth on the road due to delayed journey to the hospital over bad roads.
Former President John Dramani Mahama, in January 2019 described the Eastern Corridor road as a sad spectacle, adding that the Akufo-Addo government stopped work on the road project in 2017.
The Mahama administration awarded the contract for the construction of the Hohoe-Jasikan-Dodi pepeso road and was scheduled to have been completed in 2018.