Akufo-Addo blames deaths from roads as caused by neglect by past governments

Akufo-Addo blames deaths from roads as caused by neglect by past governments

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said the infrastructural deficiencies of the Adentan-Madina Highway as well as other such roads in the country, are 'legacies of a past decade of neglect'.

So far, according to count of Classfmonline.com, 194 people have been killed on the Adentan-Madina Highway, as a result of unusable footbridges.

The latest victim being a first-year student of West Africa Senior High School (WASS) who was knocked down and killed instantly as she crossed the busy road.

The accident sparked spontaneous riots and civil disobedience by residents along the stretch, who had been clamouring for the footbridges to be constructed to avoid more deaths.

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They set a road blockade with car tyres which they set ablaze. It took the intervention of the police to restore order.

Later on Thursday, it was reported that Ministry of Roads and Highways is prepared to resume work on the footbridge on Monday.

The President was quoted as saying: "The Ministry of Roads and Highways is ensuring that work begins on completion of these bridges in the course of the coming week..."

"..has put together a comprehensive plan to address systematically all these infrastructural problems, which are legacies of a past decade of neglect."

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YEN.com.gh reported on Thursday that residents of Adentan in Greater Accra engaged security officials in a violent protest over what the residents claim is the local government's unwillingness to complete a footbridge on the highway.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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