Residents of Fawomanye, Manager and Quansakrom, which are all located in the Assin South District of the Central region, have voiced their frustrations over the non-motorable roads in the communities.
The communities which are farming-oriented, produce cocoa, plantain, cocoyam and other food crops. They are also well known for their substantial gari processing operations.
According to the disgruntled farmers, all their produces are rotting away in the jungle since it is difficult to get them to the markets.
According to the residents, the demand on the government to come to their aid was necessitated by the death of a pregnant who was being transported to a near hospital for medical attention.
“A pregnant woman who had fallen in the bathhouse died when the aboboyaa [tricycle] which was taking her to the hospital also had an accident because of the poor road network,” the residents said.
Meanwhile, several complaints have been filed for the Member of Parliament for the area, John Ntim Fordjour, and the District Chief Executive in the person of Felicia Amissah Ntrakwa to act on their behalf, however, there has not been a response to the call.
They have in their efforts to get things moving resorted to the use of coconut trunks to build bridges to connect nearby communities which is unsafe for motorists.
Meanwhile, the chief of the area, Nana Atua “explained that the poor road conditions also have an impact on students’ educational life because in Assin Besease for instance, kindergarten students have to walk about three kilometres to school.
“The road will determine the election in 2024, therefore the MP and the DCE should take action if they want to keep their seats and authority’’ he said.