10.01.2008 General News

Potholes threatening Western corridor

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Potholes have developed on the main road linking Ghana to Cote d'Ivoire, compelling drivers to engage in dangerous driving along the route and this could lead to accidents.

A visit by the Ghana News Agency (GNA) to Elubo revealed that some drivers had abandoned their side of the road and were using lanes belonging to other oncoming vehicles.

The road leading to the Axim is no exception; a tour of the area revealed similar potholes that needed urgent attention to prevent fatalities among Ivorian football fans who will travel to Essipong to witness the Ghana 2008 which is a few days away.

Incidentally, most traffic lights in the metropolis are not functioning and this could also result in accidents due to the influx of foreigners.

In spite of this, several new changes are taking place within the Shama Ahanta East Metropolis, who are playing hosts to some of the teams in the Ghana 2008 tournament.

Giant advertising billboards have been erected in the city while faulty street lights are being repaired.

Some of the zebra crossings, which were dirty and invisible, have been repainted while streets without the requisite lighting are also to be provided with streetlights.

Constructional work is busily underway at the Effia Nkwanta bye-pass, which leads to one of the training pitches at the Fijai Secondary School.

The road, which was abandoned several months ago, is expected to be completed for use before January 20.

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