The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Ada West District Assembly in the Greater Accra Region, Mr Adzoteye Lawer Akrofi, has appealed to the people of the district to exercise maximum restraint as the government plans to fix the challenges in the district.
He said the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government would not disappoint Ghanaians, and that in a matter of time it would attend to all districts and municipalities as well as metropolitan assemblies in terms of development projects.
“The government is aware of road network deficit in the district and that is why the regional minister has directed the Greater Accra Feeder Roads Director to come and assess the entire feeder roads in the district for action to be taken. Let me assure you that what happened in the past before we took over power should be forgotten and we look forward to something good to come out of this assessment,” Mr Akrofi said.
The DCE was addressing members of the Koluedor community in the district after a road assessment tour by the Greater Accra Regional Feeder Road Directorate.
The team visited Amate-Koni, Wonyi, Koluedor, Matsekope, Toflokpo, Caesarkope, Agbedrafor, Nakomkope, Kportitsekope, Kablevu, among others.
According to Mr Akrofi, out of 108 kilometres of the total road network of the district, only 34 kilometres was motorable, a situation which was affecting the people, who are mostly farmers.
The DCE said the district assembly was also concerned about the deplorable nature of the roads in the district, and as such the assembly would do all the necessary follow-ups for all roads to be fixed.
Mr Akrofi expressed appreciation to the regional minister and the regional director of feeder roads for their concern and appealed to them to fast-track the process to enable them to transport their farm produce to the marketing centres.
He said the assembly’s doors were always opened to the public for clarification of issues that bothered them in their various communities.
The Greater Accra Regional Director of Feeder Roads, Mr Joseph Miezah, said his outfit had assessed the roads and would go back and report to the regional minister.
“I really pity the farmers who are mostly tomato and watermelon producers and need good roads to cart their produce to the marketing centres. There is the need to fix the roads so that transportation of the products can be safe and easy,” Mr Miezah emphasised.
Responding to some concerns from 35-year-old Moses Bruce, a tomato farmer, Mr Miezah mentioned different types of road construction such as reshaping, spot improvement, rehabilitation, and bitumen surfacing, and asked the community members to enquire from contractors working on their roads the type of contract they were awarded in order to be clear in their minds.
A 70-year-old man from Amate-Koni, Mr Moses Amate, made a passionate appeal to the authorities to work on the roads to enable them to cart their farm produce to marketing centres.