Madina - Adentan traffic lights and streetlights off again; residents live in fear

Madina - Adentan traffic lights and streetlights off again; residents live in fear

Residents of Adenta once again are living in fear as a section of the street lights and some traffic lights on Madina-Adenta highway have stopped working for about a week.

The street lights from Adenta Ritz Junction to Adenta Barrier and the traffic lights at Adenta SDA junction have been nonfunctional for the past one week.

This situation has made it unsafe for both pedestrians and drivers who ply the stretch.

Madina - Adentan traffic lights and streetlights off again; residents live in fear

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Speaking to the MyNewsGh.com, the Assembly Member for Adenta West Electoral Area and an executive member of the group #FixOurFootBridgesNow, Mr Rashid Osei Bonsu explained that the switch that controlled the lights from Ritz Junction to Adenta Barrier got spoilt and they were trying to buy a new one to replace it.

Rashid revealed that personnel from the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), visited the site last Friday, December 7, 2018 to check on the situation.

He expressed optimism that the street lights would be fixed before the end of this week.

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On Monday, 12th November, 2018, residents embarked on a peaceful walk to push for the completion of some six uncompleted footbridges along the stretch from Madina Firestone to Adenta Barrier.

The protest resulted from the increased spate of pedestrian knockdowns on the stretch, with the latest being the killing of a first-year student of the West Africa Senior High School (WASS) on Thursday, November 8, which sparked spontaneous protest amid burning of car tyres.

The incident caused the government to re-award the contract to multiple contractors to work on the footbridges to reduce the spate of knockdowns and work has already began on the footbridges.

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