Commuters complain about heavy traffic on Accra-Nsawam road

Commuters plying the Accra-Nsawam Road have appealed to the contractor to fast track the construction of the Ofankor-Nsawam road in order to reduce the traffic congestion.

According to some of the road users, a lot of hours were spent when using the road to their various destinations.

The road users and residents disclosed this when the Ghanaian Times sampled their views on how the construction of the road was affecting them since the start of the construction.   

Michael Boateng, a business man who owns a shop at circle in an interview said that the traffic situation was becoming unbearable.

Charity Mensah, a hair dresser in Accra who is a resident ofPokuase also stated that thieves have taken advantage of the “go slow” to snatch mobile phones and other valuable items from commuters.

“The thieves who normally are on motorbikes snatch phones and bags from commuters. We are helpless because we can’t chase them,” she said.

AmaAdom sells sachet water on the stretch, is however, excited about the traffic situation because she makes a lot of sales.

She said she sells five to six bags a day which was not the case in the past when the traffic was flowing.

Elizabeth Serwaa , who owns a salon at circle who is also a resident ofPokuase also complained bitterly about the situation and urged the contractor to find alternate routes to ease the congestion on the road.

The rehabilitation of the Ofankor-Nsawam road commenced in August this year.

The scheduled works on the 33.4 km stretch, which forms part of the Accra Kumasi road network, are expected to last for two years, ending in July 2024.

Funded by the government, the project will be undertaken by Messrs Maripoma Enterprise Limited for GH¢341.48 million.

Per a project brief, the project will consist of the reconstruction of the existing asphaltic concrete pavement and the provision of 11 safe pedestrian crossing facilities, four interchanges and streetlights.


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