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17.05.2004 Regional News

Offinso residents unhappy with pace of work on Amoawi-Barekese road

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Offinso (Ash), May 17, GNA - Residents of eight communities in the Offinso district have appealed to the contractor responsible for the re-construction and tarring of the Amoawi-Barekese road to speed up work on the project.

The communities are Amoawi, Adiembra, Ampabame, Abuasu, Kokote, Maase, Mpehin and Buase.

Mr Kwaku Nkansah-Darko, a businessman and spokesperson of the residents, told the Ghana News Agency at Offinso on Saturday that the slow pace of the project was a major concern to the residents. As a result of the construction of culverts and drains, the residents said large volume of sand have been dumped on the major streets of the communities, which have made vehicular and pedestrian movements virtually impossible.

The residents noted that, dust from the roads poses serious health risk to the residents.

They were not happy about the total neglect of the streets in the Offinso Township, the district capital, by the government and appealed for their re-construction and tarring.

The residents called on the police and the security agencies to help rid the Offinso Township of bad persons engaged in gambling, narcotics drug use and other social vices, which they said, were a threat to their security and peace.

They, however, attributed the engagement of the youth in social vices to unemployment of most of them in the area and urged the government to address the problem.

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