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23.10.2008 Regional News

Brekuso gets new lorry park

By The Statesman

Brekuso, a town in the Akuapem South District of the Eastern Region, has had a lorry park constructed in the town to serve the people and drivers in the area.

For over 50 years now, Brekuso has been without any lorry park. The new one is expected to once again serve as a centre of trading activities for the towns and villages on the hill side of the Akuapem South District in its 200 years' history.

Unavailability of a lorry park in the town is said to have forced more than half of the population to relocate to Accra due to transportation difficulties.

Usually, people would like to travel to Accra or Tema via Aburi or Kwabenya to transact their businesses, a situation that made life difficult for the inhabitants and residents of the town and surrounding villages.

The situation compelled the chief of the town, Nana Oteng Tenkorang, to organize the drivers among his subjects to develop measures towards creating a transport station.

Inaugurating a nine-member committee to oversee the management of the lorry park, the Eastern Regional Chairman of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union, James Kudjo, said he was happy about the effort of the people to have such a facility in the town with the backing of their chief.

He urged them to be nice to passengers since that is the only way they could generate money for themselves in the profession.

In his remark, the chief of Brekuso who doubles as the Twafohene of Akuapem traditional area, pledged his support to the operators of the lorry park and the local GPRTU in their quest to provide efficient services to the people.

He warned the drivers to guard against over-speeding, drunk driving, dangerous overtaking and adhere to road traffic regulations while respecting the law enforcement officers to create sanity in their daily activities.

The nine-member committee includes Bright Tsagli, Branch Chairman; Eric Boadu, Vice Chairman; Daniel Appiah, Second Trustee and Kwaku Agyepong, among others.

On a visit to the township, The Statesman realized that it lacked access to some essential social infrastructure like community health post, Senior High School, post office and a police station. Nana Oteng Tenkorang has therefore appealed to the government to come to their aid.