Suame residents demo over bad roads

Some aggrieved residents of Suame Magazine in the Suame Municipality of the Ashanti Region, took to the streets in protest against government’s failure to fix the roads in the area.

The demonstration, which took place on Thursday, July 14, 2022, saw residents destroying a popular elephant statue erected by some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the area.

The elephant statue with the inscriptions of the NPP on it was erected at the Suame Post Office.

Protesting against bad road networks in the area, they blocked the road to traffic for several hours to register their grievances.

The enraged residents, including drivers and commuters said they could not sit unconcerned while dusty roads riddled with deep potholes and erosion take a toll on their health.

Some of the protestors called on the government to, without delay, deploy contractors to fix their roads.

They expressed disappointment in the government for failing to fix deplorable roads in the area as promised.

‘We want the road to be fixed with immediate effect so we, residents, can have our peace of mind,” a resident said.

The roads in question which stretch from Suame Roundabout to Offinso according to the aggrieved residents have been in a deplorable state for years.

“Our unquenchable anger lies in the fact that authorities conducted asphalt milling on the road to remove the little coal tar on the road seven months ago leaving us with dust.

“After seven good months, nothing has been done on the road leaving residents at the mercy of the dust; honestly, we are disappointed in this government,” another resident cried.

The residents said they would protest and block the road every two days until the deplorable road was fixed.

FROM KINGSLEY E.HOPE, KUMASI

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