- A press statement released by the minsters of transport and roads has assured Ghanaians that the Madina-Adentan footbridges will be completed as soon as practical
- The statement was released after some Ghanaians blocked a road and burnt tyres in protest to the deaths that occur on the road
- A Senior High School student reportedly lost her life after a taxi driver hit her with his car on the road
A joint statement from the ministers of transport and roads, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah and Kwasi Amoako Atta, has assured Ghanaians that works will soon resume on the Madina-Adentan stretch of the N4 highway.
This was after residents in the area blocked a portion of the road and burnt tyres after a student lost her life on Thursday, November 8, 2018.
The deceased, who is yet to be identified, is reportedly a student of the West African Senior High School.
The death is reported to be the 193rd to occur on the stretch in the year 2018 alone.
The statement further revealed that in the interim, traffic cops have been deployed to the area to monitor traffic violations in the area.
It further added that works on the uncompleted bridges will commence within a week, and it will be done on an accelerated basis with multiple contractors to ensure quick completion.
It again disclosed that the measures are in accordance with already commenced processes prior to the accident.
Traffic signals and street lighting, the ministers assured, will be installed on the road to improve visibility.
They further stated that the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC) will intensify its education and sensitization programs targeting drivers and pedestrians along the corridor.
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