Ga South: Bad roads causing miscarriages, affecting farming activities in Asabaham – Residents

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Residents of Asabaham, a suburb of Domeabra in the Ga South Municipality of Greater Accra Region have complained about the poor nature of their road linking the town to the main business centre in Kasoa.

The deplorable state of roads, according to them, has made access to health care especially for pregnant women a challenge.

The angry residents, who registered their displeasure to Angel News  reporter, Opanyin Darko, said the bad nature of the road is causing miscarriages among their women.

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Some of them explained that pregnant women and other patients are carried in three -wheeled vehicles [popularly called pragyia] through the muddy roads to Kasoa or Amasaman before having access to health care facilities.

The road connecting Asabaham to Mango lane, Baala Gornor, Dunkwa, Datus , Papase to Adeiso and many communities is in a deplorable state which is affecting farming and other activities in the area.

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“Pregnant women are carried in a three-wheel vehicle through the bad roads to Kasoa before having access to health care facilities which affect them negatively”, a female resident lamented adding that the potholes causes miscarriages.

They therefore, appealed to the MP for Obom- Domeabra Constituency, Sophia Akuaku, and the Ga South MCE, Steven Nyarni, to assist them get their roads fixed.

“We are pleading with the MPs to fix the road immediately before it is too late because it’s causing harm to the pregnant women.”

On his part, the Zongo Chief of the area, Alhaji Dzibo Fuseini Yaro hinted that, Commercial activities in the area are slowing down and farm produce are going bad since vehicles cannot access the road.

He mentioned that the youth in the area are drifting in search of greener pastures due to lack of basic social amenities such as health facilities, potable drinking water among others.

“Some communities are farming communities which produce more crops but due to the bad road the farmers can not take the food to the market to sell which is affecting us. Also the pregnant women go through pains before they get to the hospital and some even lose their babies so we are pleading with the government to come to our aid.”

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