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12.10.2008 Regional News

Drivers appeal for the rehabilitation of Suhum-Adarkwa road


Drivers plying Suhum–Adakwa road in the Suhum/Kraboa Coaltar district have threatened to abandon the route if the road is not rehabilitated by the end of the month.

The secretary of the local commercial drivers union, Mr Sumaila Mohammed gave the ultimatum in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) shortly after they had organised themselves to fill potholes and clear weeds along the road.

Mr Mohammed said for the past eight years, drivers plying the route had been organizing communal labour to fix the road, adding that the time had come for the authorities to give it proper attention.

He said some commercial drivers had already withdrawn their services on the route.

Mr Mohammed said communities along the route were farmers, who produced large quantities of vegetables for sale to buyers from Koforidua, Accra, Tema, Ashiaman and Suhum.

He said due to the deterioration of the road, some of the buyers had stopped patronizing the area, leading to a glut and subsequent perishing of the produce.

He said the drivers union had made appeals to the District Chief Executive and the Member of Parliament for the area on the need to fix the road but it heard nothing.

Mr Mohammed therefore appealed to the President to intervene for the road to be rehabilitated to help farmers to get their produce to buyers.