Ashaiman residents boycott all political activities over poor roads

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Ashaiman residents boycott all political activities over poor roads

Residents of in the Greater Region have issued a threat to oppose any political activities in the area this year due to the deplorable state of roads.

Expressing their frustration, residents claim that their pleas for improved roads have been consistently ignored by the government, causing inconvenience for commuters.

During a demonstration, the residents voiced their discontent and emphasized the challenges arising from the poor road conditions in .

They issued a warning to all political parties, including the New Patriotic Party (), Convention People's Party (), and National Democratic Congress (), stating that unless their road and infrastructure needs are addressed, political activities, elections, or campaigns should not take place in Ashaiman.

The residents expressed disappointment, stating, “They have abandoned us for almost 8 years now, and we have not seen any improvements in Ashaiman.

“In response to the situation, Member of for Ashaiman, Ernest Norbey, announced plans to address the road concerns by reshaping approximately 5 kilometres of poor roads. Despite previous attempts to draw attention to the issue, the MP highlighted that the assembly has been unresponsive, leading to the decision to take temporary measures to alleviate the road conditions.

“I asked a series of questions on the floor of the house, I spoke to the minister for roads and highways, [Akwasi Amoako-Attah], and everything. We gave an ultimatum during the last demonstration, and the assembly was adamant. Up to now, nobody has come to our aid, so we are doing something about 4 or 5 kilometres of reshaping of the roads. We will do it temporarily,” stated the Ashaiman MP.

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