Authorities at Group Ndoum are questioning the decision by government barring them from rehabilitating the road that links to their industrial park in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem Municipality of the Central region.
The 3.5kilometer Elmina-Essaman road according to the company poses serious threat to their business activities with many clients shying from using the road to transact business with the company leading to loss in their revenue.
A lot of their customers, the company explains are now moving to areas like Accra, Takoradi, Tema and Kumasi for business as they are not willing to risk their cars and plying the pot hole infested road.
The company explains they spend huge amounts in repair works with regards to their vehicles due to the poor nature of the road.
Attempts to get governments over the years to fix the poor road has proven futile with their solo effort in repairing the road being rejected by governments in the last 6years ; a situation they blame on unhealthy politics being employed by governments over the years .
The industrial enclave houses subsidiary companies of Group Ndoum such as the GN Printing, GN Electronics , Coconut Groove Hotel , Fresh Pack Group , GN Logistics and Currier Services, GN, Ndoum Sports Stadium and a quarry.
Speaking to Kasapa News’ Central regional correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour on the sidelines of an award to the company by the Electricity Company of Ghana for being a loyal customer in paying their bills promptly, Victor Mintah the manager of Coconut Groove Hotel in Elmina, a subsidiary of the Group Ndoum explained that the road which serves over six communities on that stretch if rehabilitated will also boost economic activities among the predominantly fisher folks in the area who get charged exorbitant amount by drivers who cart their fish to and from the Elmina beach.
“We have have held dialogues with governments both NDC and NPP for the past 4years but don’t want as to allow us to construct the road despite we have all the resources to construct it. We have the quarry and the expertise as a construction firm to do so but authorities won’t allow us. They are also not ready to do it on their own too. Even partnership to construct the road too ,the government don’t want to allow it. We just don’t know why they don’t want this strategic road to be constructed. They are not listening to us any more and that is worrisome as businesses in this enclave are adversely affected by this poor road network.” he added.
School children who have to skip school in the rainy season due to the flooding of the road, he added will be relieved to go about their education freely.