Traditional leaders cry over deplorable Gyakiti-Akosombo road
Poor road network is affecting almost everything in and around small towns and inhabitants at Adjina, Adumasa and Gyakiti in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region.
These places can boast of several tourism attraction sites and notable companies in Ghana, but have the poorest roads in the Region.
Our reporter, Kweku Antwi-Otoo, visited the areas and observed that the 24-kilometre road from Akosombo is in deplorable state.
A few meters after Akosombo, one would witness a sharp difference in roads that lead to Adjina, Adumasa, Gyakiti, among others.
The bulldozers being used by the contractor are on site yet he has not been for months.
Commuters use hours from Akosombo to Gyakiti even though it would have taken 30 minutes if the road were in a good shape.
Queenmother of Gyakiti Ofram Asie Nana Addobeah appealed for the speedy reconstruction of the road.
She said if the road were to be good, it would open up tourism and other opportunities in the area.
The Chief of Adumasa, ‘Oyiakekyire’ Nana Ansah Kwao IV, said it is sad that the place which can boast of a timber company is in that state.
“The timber company, anytime they harvest, must look for a grader to make the road motorable before they can transport their timber to wherever they want. How can this help bring other investors in our part of the country?” the chief asked in Twi.
The Asuogyaman District Chief Executive, Samuel Kwame Agyekum, admitted the road has been awarded but has been delayed due to funds.
He said most of the bridges on the road have been done but due to lack of funds, the project has delayed.
Mr. Agyekum promised that the road would be completed before President Nana Addo Dankwa
Akufo-Addo’s tenure as the President of Ghana ends.