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18.09.2021 Social News

Part of N8 road under construction caves in at Assin Endwa

Part of N8 road under construction caves in at Assin Endwa
LISTEN SEP 18, 2021

Part of the N8 road which is under construction has caved in at Assin Endwa.

Commuters are stranded not knowing what next to do.

The N8 road is a 31.2 kilometer road, stretching from Assin Foso to Assin Praso and was awarded to a Japanese company, SDJV Construction Limited.

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The road serves as a link between Assin Fosu and Kumasi, and it is expected to be completed in 2022.

Residents attributed the situation to a shoddy work of the constructed culvert, which could not stand the pressure of the river as a result of torrential downpour on Friday.

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Stranded commuters say the situation will affect their business.

They have thus called on authorities to as a matter of urgency find a solution to the problem.

One of the commuters said, “We were traveling from Takoradi to Sunyani. We got here around 10:30 pm last night, and we saw the bridge has collapsed. Authorities should do something about it.”

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Another commuter also said, “I'm from Kasoa, traveling to New Edubiasi. When I got here, I saw the bridge has collapsed. Those going to Praso cannot go, likewise those going to Accra.”

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