E/R: We need the Asamankese to Swedru road fixed – drivers to gov’t

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Commercial bus drivers and taxi drivers who ply the Asamankese road through to Agona Swedru have bemoaned the deplorable state of the road.

The drivers, who spoke to Angel FM’s Francis Armah, expressed concerns that the road has taken a toll on their health and work for quite a long time. They said that the road has been a major cause of worry and want repair works commence as soon as possible.

“As a driver, you feel severe pains in your waist and back by the close of day. You sometimes don’t even have the energy and enthusiasm to go back to work the following day”, a driver narrated his ordeal.

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According to them, the bad state of the road, which was constructed 24 years ago, has been worsened by the activities of tipper trucks that transport sand across that stretch.

Describing the road as ‘rotten’, some drivers stated that the poor nature of the road does not spare either the drivers or passengers who patronize their services.

Recounting his experience, another driver said that, “whether you are a driver or passenger, the road affects you because the car runs into the many potholes that have developed on the road”.

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To add to their woes, the drivers complained about drainage of their finances. This, they attributed to the regular visits to the automobile shops to replace or fix damaged parts.

The drivers are, therefore, pleading with government to come to their aid by fixing the poor roads.

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