Residents of Madina, Adenta and its environs in Greater Accra region on Monday, November 12, 2018 gave the government a 10-day ultimatum to commence work on the abandoned footbridges on the stretch or face a massive demonstration.
According to Dr Samuel Kojo Kwofie, who is one of the organizers of the #FixTheFootbridgesNow demonstration in an interview with MyNewsGh.com, they have given government ten working days to start fixing the footbridges, if not they will embark on a demonstration again.
“We want to see the commencement of work on the footbridges. If they don’t start work on the footbridges, we are coming back again. We will notify the police…After ten days, we have to notify the police, follow public order acts”
The residents earlier on 29th October 2018 held a town hall meeting and gave the government two weeks ultimatum to start work on the uncompleted footbridges, fix the traffic lights and street lights, else, they would hit the streets with a peace walk on today to register their displeasure over the development as the road has turned to a death trap due to unavailability of these things on the stretch.
It was attended by over two thousands residents from both Adenta and Madina. Prominent among them was the 2012 and 2016 independent presidential candidate, Joseph Osei Yeboah who also lives at Adenta.
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It is reported that over two hundred people were knocked down on the stretch since the beginning of 2018 while attempting to cross the highway due to lack of footbridges, faulty traffic lights and street lights.
The residents are therefore calling on government and all stakeholders to come to aid and get the footbridges and the traffic lights fixed for easy and safe crossing.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Roads and Highway has issued a statement suggesting work will begin on the abandoned footbridges this week after most of the broken down street lights were also restored.
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