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30.09.2008 Regional News

Communities along Suhum and Dokrochewa appeal for good road

By gna
About 10 farming and fishing communities,
in the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar District in the Eastern Region, who are linked to
a common feeder road, have appealed to government to reshape the road.
Some of the communities are Tetekasum, Godziase, Kwame Kyere and Oboango.
The Suhum-Dokrochewa feeder road, which links the communities to the Suhum-Asamankese highway is also used by other communities lying beyond a tributary of the Kua River in the area.
Mr Mathew Narh, an opinion leader of Dokrochewa, speaking on behalf of the communities on Monday, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the deplorable nature of the road had made it very difficult for the people to reach other parts in the area, particularly with the onset of the rains.
Mr. Narh noted that, since the communities reshaped the road in a self-help effort with hand tools, such as hoes, spades and cutlasses to enable vehicles reach the area, no major repair works had been done on the road, adding; "except the usual grading without enough drains".
Mr Narh said an attempt by some of the communities to reshape their portions of that stretch of the road failed and appeared to have worsened the situation.
The Opinion Leader therefore, appealed to the District Assembly and the Feeder Road Authorities to turn to the road for repair work, as early as possible or it would become impassable soon.