Dodomanhene appeals for construction of road

BY: Daily Graphic
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The paramount chief of the Dodo Traditional Area, Daasebre Obornie Sebewie V, has appealed to the government to construct the Dodo-Amanfrom to Dodi-Papase Roads in the Kadjebi District.

 Nana Sebewie V said that road constituted a key link in the economic development of the area and stressed the need for the government to consider its construction as a matter of priority.

According to him, the neglect of the road had left farmers and traders in the area in a sorrowful state as they could not transport their farm produce to the marketing centres in Kadjebi, Jasikan, Hohoe, Ho, Accra, among others, resulting in post-harvest losses.

Nana Sebewie V, who disclosed this to the Daily Graphic in an interview at Dodo-Fie in the Kadjebi District in the Volta Region, said “due to the neglect, the road has deteriorated further to the extent that road users have now resorted to alternative routes such as the Dodo-Pepesu via Dodo-Dompa and Dapaa Junction-Dodo-Amanfrom roads which is making life unbearable for commuters”.

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He said although the people of the area were hardworking farmers who cultivated cocoa, plantain, cassava, banana, cocoa yam, maize, among others, they could not enjoy the fruit of their labour due to the awful nature of the road network.

Nana Sebewie V added that the health implications of the deplorable state of the road network could not be underestimated as pregnant women in labour and other patients who were supposed to be conveyed via that road ended up losing their lives.

He also called on the Kadjebi District Assembly and benevolent organisations to help renovate the Dodo-Amanfrom Health Centre, the Dodo-Amanfrom Market, the biggest market in the Kadjebi District and the Dodo-Amanfrom Police Station which were in very terrible states.