Ghanaians rebuke Akufo-Addo for attempting to politicize Madina-Adentan deaths

Ghanaians rebuke Akufo-Addo for attempting to politicize Madina-Adentan deaths

President Akufo-Addo has come under severe criticism from a section of Ghanaians for attempting to shift blame regarding the recent deaths on the Adentan-Madina Highway.

The stretch of the highway has reportedly led to the death of over 190 persons who have been knocked down by cars since the turn of the year.

On Thursday, a first-year student of the West African Senior High School (WASS) became the latest to be killed on that stretch after she was hit by a speeding taxi.

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The incident sparked wild protests from residents who believe successive governments have shown no willingness to fix the uncompleted footbridges on the highway.

The angry residents subsequently burnt lorry tyres and blocked the road in an attempt to get the government’s attention to fix the footbridges on the highway.

The police, called in to restore order, resorted to firing shots and teargas to disperse the angry protestants.

In a Facebook post after the incident, President Akufo-Addo offered his condolences to the family of the school girl, but said the deaths on the highway is a “legacy of a decade”.

This obviously did not go down well with a section on Ghanaians, who believe the President should be fixing the problem rather than attempting to blame the past administration.

“Legacies of the past decade of neglect” indeed. I am highly disappointed in the NPP. Always blaming past governments but never accepting their incompetence,” one person said.
Another added: “What do you mean by legacies of a past decade of neglect? Why did Ghanaians voted for you? You and your government can’t just talk without blaming someone else right? Fix it because that why Ghanaians voted for you.”

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