Ashaiman MP, inspects roads, exposes government over deporabe roads
This, some drivers who spoke to the media stressed that, blocking the roads within the municipality will send a signal to the government to turn attention to their roads.
It's appears that the entrenched position taken by government to turn attention to "heavily-vote harvest areas" is becoming obvious, a claim by some road users who are calling on government to fix their roads.
Food vendors, traders, drivers and other road users are giving indication to prevent politicians from addressing them if the government fails the deplorable state of their roads.
This, some drivers who spoke to the media stressed that, blocking the roads within the municipality as an option will send a strong signal to the government to turn attention to their roads.
Speaking in an interview with drivers at the Afariwa Taxi Rank, the Secretary of the station, Justice Kalefe stated emphatically that they have resolved not to give a listening ear to any politician as it is obvious they do not intend to address their challenges.
The situation, according to him is making their work a burden as they tend to spend more in servicing their vehicles coupled with insurance payments.
In view of that the drivers, and other concerned road users who seized the opportunity by the Member of Parliament for Ashaiman Constituency, Honourable Ernest Henry Norgbey's working visit to state their intention.
The drivers stated that they have resolved to remove all insurance stickers embossed on vehicles.
The Lawmakers's visit, which begun from the Ashaiman Municipal Assembly traffic lights saw potholes some of which were fast turning into manholes and making roads within the constituency highly unmotorable.
Addressing protestors, the MP quizzes, "If they are saying that Ashsiman is not their stronghold, what about the 45000 votes the NPP got in the 2020 election.
The wearied MP and protesters are giving the government a-14 day ultimatum to fix their roads without which they will hold a mammoth demonstration against the government.
He said there is therefore reasonable basis for halting ongoing construction of roads if there was no hidden motive. He is therefore accusing the Roads Minister, Mr. Amoako Atta and the government for halting ongoing road construction started by H.E. John Mahama within the under the guise of auditing.
He said the government rather than continuing the construction, had transferred the construction to Tema, a matter he finds unfortunate.
He said the people of Ashaiman also deserve part of the national cake and must duly be offered without delay.
The Ashaiman legislator further assured the constituent of the readiness of John Dramani Mahama to raise the status of Ashaiman to a Metropolitan status and confident of all befitting amenities.
Mr. Saddatt Diallo, a member of the protesters said they will not sit unconcerned while their roads remained damaged therefore calling on the government to attend to their calls.
He said, "We will not take any discrimination from politicians anymore our roads must be fixed now".
On his part, Joseph Awuku, the NDC Communication Officer for Ashaiman says the status of roads in the Municipality were total disgrace and pledged they will push harder for the roads to be fixed.