Joshob Construction Limited, the contractor working on the Anwiankwata-Obuasi highway, has begun watering the dust road which has been a worry to motorists and residents plying and living along the road, after Otec FM’s report on Thursday.
Residents and motorists during interview with Otec News on ‘Asanteman Akwan’ on Thursday threatened to embark on demonstration if the government does not terminate the contract of the contractor.
They describe as a lackadaisical the attitude of the contractor, explaining that the slow pace on the road will take yet another long time for the project to be completed.
But speaking on Friday, August 23, 2019, 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, he said watering machines were seen on the road from Konka junction in Obuasi heading towards Anwiankwanta direction.
“The residents have expressed joy on the watering of the road, saying it would relieve them of the dust emanating from the abandoned road which they have to cover their face when commuting.
They believed the watering is a good sign that the contractor is working again.
Expressing their gratitude to Otec FM, the residents said: “if not for the demonstration and threats we made through your radio station, the authorities would not have made the contractor to resume works and we appreciate your work”.
'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.