- Residents at Madina have planned to demonstrate on Monday, November 12, 2018, over incomplete footbridges
- The Ghana Highway Authority has however disclosed plans to start work on the bridges by end of November 2018
-It is expected to be completed by December 2019
The increasing spate of road accidents on N4 highway, also called the Tetteh Quarshie-Adenta Highway, has prompted the Ghana Highway Authority to disclose plans to complete six foot bridges on the Madina highway by the end of 2019
The director of bridges at the highway authority, Yakon Koray, disclosed this on Joy FM’s super morning show.
His comments came after irate residents of Madina Adentan and its surrounding communities demonstrated over the spate of road accidents on the highway.
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The incomplete footbridges on that stretch has seen a lot of reportage but has been left unattended to.
Several deaths have been recorded on the road as pedestrians try to cross over from one side of the three road to the other.
He also revealed governments plan to kick start the completion of the bridges October 2018,but was impossible due to issues with the contractor.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported a handsome Ghanaian soldier who died one month to his wedding on this same road
The ‘fine brain’ soldier as he was described was knocked down by a driver who sped off without stopping to acknowledge what had happened.
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This adds up to the countless number of persons who have lost their lives on that road as a result of the absence of foot bridges.
According to him the contractor was not approved for the work because the designs he submitted were not in tandem with the authority’s specifications
He gave the assurance that work would begin before the month ends saying, designs were ready awaiting the cost estimations from the contractor.
Meanwhile residents have promised to stage a demonstration next Monday as they could not contain the issue anymore
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