Chiefs to lead Red Demo against Gov't over poor road networks in Kasoa Opeikuma
Nana Opei Mensah II has lamented that the very poor nature of the Opeikuma township road has prevented many of the commercial drivers to ply on.
Traditional officeholders in Kasoa Opeikuma in the Awutu Senya East District of the Central Region have announced a plan to organise residents and commuters who ply the Opeikuma road to hit the principal streets to protest against the poor nature of their roads.
According to them, their intended action has been necessitated due to the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government's failure to redeem its 2020 general elections campaign pledge of fixing their roads.
They stated that they have lost count of the number of assurances given them by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led-NPP government, particularly the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Awutu Senya East constituency who doubles as the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Mrs Mavis Hawa Koomson, to improve the road network.
They have threatened not to vote in the 2024 general elections if their roads are not fixed.
In a visit to the area to access the situation on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, the chief of Opeikuma Community, Nana Opei Mensah II and his kinsmen were not pleased with the terrible road networks of Opeikuma township and were eager to see the roads constructed.
"We have been disappointed by the current government, particularly our MP for not fulfiling their campaign promises to make sure all the Opeikuma roads are fixed," they stated.
Nana Opei Mensah II lamented that the very poor nature of the Opeikuma township road has prevented many of the commercial drivers to ply the road to the town.
"My people were suffering because many times they have walk far away from Opeikuma junction to the town because the drivers are complaining of losing big revenue of purchasing spare parts to repair their cars because of the poor nature of the roads, hence do not want to come to Opeikuma township," he explained.
Against the background, Nana Opei Mensah II stressed the need for them to intervene in their bad situation.
"We the people in Kasoa Opeikuma in the central region of Ghana are crying over lack of public infrastructures like; local roads and street, access road, bridges and sidewalk and many more," the chief pointed out.
"Our MP made a promise to us that she would make sure that all our bad roads, streetlights and bridges will be constructed after the National Patriotic Party have come to power.
"Due to this promise made by the Honorable member Hawa Koomson, the people voted massively for the current sitting president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to come to power. So it has been almost five years since that promise was made but nothing has been done for the people," Nana Opei Mensah II lamented.
Opeikuma people are pleading with the government to, at least fulfil only one promise and leave the rest because they are part of those who used all their resources and time to make sure the NPP government come to power.