Residents of Pantang in the Ga East Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra region on Wednesday expressed anger over the deplorable nature of roads in the area.
The roads, they said, have become health hazards.
Adomonline‘s Gershon Mortey Baah’s visit to the area, as part of Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem segment ‘My Road My Vote’ campaign, revealed Pantang is drenched in dust which has discoloured houses in the area.
Expressing their frustration on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem, the residents lamented about how construction works on the roads had been stopped.
“The road produces so much dust when it is sunny and becomes muddy when it rains. The experiences of passengers, motorists and pedestrians on this road are very unpleasant and regrettable. Reports from the Pantang Hospital indicate that most pregnant women in the area are prone to respiratory diseases,” Kwesi Appiah, Chairman of the Pantang East resident association lamented.
Munira Stella, a trader along the route furiously lamented about how the nature of the roads had negatively affected her sales, as many customers have stopped purchasing her morning porridge.
“What have we done to the government and politicians or is it wrong to be a Ghanaian or do they expect us to march to their offices for food?” she quizzed.
According to the residents, they expect the government to take immediate steps to get the contractor who worked for only four days back on the road.
The stretch could be a shorter route for motorists to connect from Pantang to Kwabenya or even Aburi, using the Brekusu-Kitase road which has also been in an impassable state for a very long time.