Ketu South: Aflao residents demonstrate over deplorable Diamond Cement road
Some residents of Aflao and its surrounding towns in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region have held a demonstration to protest over the bad state of the Aflao Diamond cement road network.
Date Created : 6/2/2021 12:00:00 AM : Story Author : ModernGhana
The demonstrators numbering over thousands clothed in red and black outfits amidst chanting war songs on the principal streets of Aflao on Tuesday, May 11 appealed to the government to as a matter of urgency make it motorable.
According to some of the aggrieved protesters, the Diamond Cement road was left unattended for some years now.
They say, the deplorable nature of the road causes accidents and also making it soo difficult for vehicles to ply.
They also claim the road becomes difficult for others to use when it rained.
They added that during the dry season too, the dust the road produces was becoming unbearable.
Mr. Samuel Mensah, a Businessman in Aflao in an interview with ModernGhana disclosed that the road if put in good shape would help minimise the rate at which lives are being lost through crashes.
He stated that school children, pregnant women, Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), and almost the entire residents use the diamond cement road daily.
Torgbe Amenya Fiti Adzongaga V, the Paramount Chief of Aflao traditional area stated that it is important for the government to give heed to the voice of the agitating residents and fix all the roads for easy transportation of goods and services.
He also urged the government to speed up with efforts to put the diamond cement road in a good shape for use.
Mr. Eric Kumado, the leader of the group who presented a petition to the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) said, the government must swiftly address their problems to help save lives.
Mr. Elliott Edem Agbenorwu, the Municipal Chief Executive of Ketu south, received the petition on behalf of the government.
He called for calm as he promised, the government will surely intervene to address their grievances.
The residents are therefore hoping to see some form of progress soon.