The chiefs and people of two farming communities, Abena and Atonkwa near SSNIT, A suburb of Elmina, in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo –Abrem Municipality of the Central region have to always remove their foot wears and attires in some instances before crossing a five minute- walk -stretch of road to their destinations any time it rains heavily. This, they have attributed to the failure of the KEEA Municipal Assembly to fix the culvert that has been abandoned for decades.
This was revealed when our news team got to Abena so as to ascertain the element of truth in the information. Our news team indicated seeing pupils, students and workers that use the route removing their foot wears before crossing the muddy stagnant water where the Municipal Assembly has deposited materials for the construction of culvert.
Some of the users of the road in separate interviews with our news team though praised the government for this initiative, expressed doubt if the assembly would be able to fix the culvert before peak of the rainy season. In the light of this, they made humble appeals to the KEEA Municipal Assembly to speed up works on the construction of the culvert before any unforeseen contingencies.
Others, however, threatened demonstrating against the government if the state of the road remains same. The former president of the UCC branch of the UTAG, Prof. James Kwarteng, who has his building in the community whilst driving through the stagnant water, disclosed to our news team that he has to always consider using the Ankaful Prisons route through Koful before going to his house anytime it rains heavily so as to avoid getting his car stuck in that portion of the road again. The Queen mother of Atonkwa, Nana Efua Kyerewa II, who has for the past years been supporting the community expressed regret about the inability of stakeholders in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem Municipality to solve this perennial problem. She therefore, on behalf of the affected communities pleaded with the government to address the situation before it is too late. There were however, a few of the aggrieved youth that threatened to demonstrate against the KEEA Municipal Assembly and the government if the culvert is not constructed before the rainy season.
Source: Kweku Baako