The chiefs and people of Nsakina in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra Region have commended the government for heeding their request to put the Nsakina road in good shape.
Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic, the Mankralo of Nsakina, Nii Tetteh Kobina, who had earlier appealed to the Ga West Municipal Assembly for the reshaping of the road , said it would help improve their local economy and life in general in the community.
Apart from the reshaping, he said, residents expected the road to be gravelled “if not tarred to make it easy for vehicles to travel on it .” He pointed out that the road had been reshaped on countless occasions whenever they complained about its dilapidated nature.
However, shortly after the reshaping, it would soon be riddled with pot holes as soon as it rained.
Nii Tetteh Kobina said three road contractors had started work on the Nsakina road, following complaints by some traditional leaders and residents over the bad nature of the road.
When the Daily Graphic visited the community, road equipment had also been placed at vantage points for the constructional works. The 12-kilometre road project is expected to be completed by the end of November, 2015.
A taxi driver, Kofi Buadu, who plies the road form Nsakina to Ablekuma in the municipality, said he was fed up with spending days at the mechanic shop because of the bad nature of the road.
With a better road , he said, “commercial drivers and commuters in this area will have a very huge burden lifted off their shoulders.”
Some residents expressed the view that the state of the road discouraged commercial drivers from using the route thereby making it difficult for commuting to and from the community.
On Thursday, October 15, 2015, the Daily Graphic published a story on the deplorable nature of the road that made it difficult for vehicles to ply it.