Residents of Nsunfa in the Ga Central Municipality in Accra are calling on the government to as a matter of urgency construct a footbridge on the Awoshie-Pokuase road or they will boycott the upcoming 2020 general elections.
The residents described the experience of crossing the road to the other side to board vehicle as dangerous and a threat to life.
The frustration they go through each day jumping the road metal barriers to the other side of the road is the reason to boycott the 2020 elections if the government do not adhere to their plea.
According to them, many have lost their lives on the highway due to lack of footbridge.
The Awoshie-Pokuase three-lane dual carriageway was constructed with just a footbridge at NIC, also in the Ga Central Municipality.
“It is not easy for us to cross the road. Some residents and school kids have been knockdown on the stretch while trying to cross to the other side.”A resident said
Pedestrians said the nearest footbridge built at NIC is far hence they prefer to cross at the Nsunfa Junction.
They added that a small step was recently built by a block factory near the road to help residents cross the road with ease.
“If the government fails to construct a footbridge for us, we’ll boycott the 2020 elections.” Another resident added
The residents also complained that after the Awoshie-Pokuase road was constructed, the street lights from Anyaa Market to Pokuase are malfunctioning.
They appealed to Government to fix the street lights to ensure adequate security and road safety at night.
The Ga Central Municipal Assembly and Ghana Highway Authority are yet to react to the cry of the residents.
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