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21.08.2019 Regional News

#OFOR Campaign: Fix our roads now or forget 2020 elections- Obuasi residents

By Evans Agyei Sikapa
#OFOR Campaign: Fix our roads now or forget 2020 elections- Obuasi residents
AUG 21, 2019 REGIONAL NEWS

Residents and motorists at Obuasi West Municipality of the Ashanti region have threatened to vote against the Nana Addo led government if they refuse to fix bad roads in the area before the end of 2018.

They said several efforts had been made to get the attention of the authorities to address the bad roads that are negatively affecting their economic activities but to no avail.

They made the threats on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, in an interview with Otec News’ reporter Evans Agyei Sikapa on Otec FM’s new programme ‘Asanteman Nkwan’, on a project called 'Operation Fix Our Roads' (#OFOR), on the morning show ‘Nyansapo’, hosted by Captain Koda.

Roads in the municipality such as Brahabebome, Boatey, Bossman and Akaporiso, according to the reporter, were rough and full of pot-holes, including nearly collapsed bridge, making it impossible for smooth accessible to motorists.

Motorists who spoke to Otec News said apart from wasting longer period to complete their various routes, they spend most of their daily earns on fuel and maintenance due to the poor road networks, a situation having toll on their businesses.

“We have complained about the bad roads in the area since time immemorial but yet to receive any good news from the authorities so we have all decided that until the roads are fix, we will show Nana Addo and government to exit in 2020,” they warned.

On the Awiankwanta-Obuasi road which under construction, drivers and commuters called on the government to terminate the contract of Joshop Contractors working on the project, for its lackadaisical attitude that has worsening the plight of the dwellers with dust and mud, according to Evans Agyei Sikapa.

'Operation Fix Our Roads' (#OFOR) is a project initiated by Otec FM in collaboration with Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), to fix bad roads in the Ashanti region.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Evans Agyei Sikapa

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