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Residents of Truba in the Kwabre East municipality of the Ashanti Region have decried over the dilapidated condition of the bridge in the area which has totally collapsed causing a major traffic gridlock.

The residents of the area indicate that they had earlier made an appeal to authorities recently over the impending danger the bridge poses for commuters in the area.

They complain this has greatly affected their movements and economic activities disrupted, following the total collapse of the bridge that linked them to nearby communities, making life unbearable for them.

According to the residents, bridge which linked them to Buokrom Estate, Duase, Tafo and Kenyasi, was destroyed following the devastated rainfall that hit Kumasi and its environs which destroyed properties and loss of lives.

Vehicular movements are seriously affected, especially for the school children who commute to other communities for classes as they have to resort to long alternative routes to their destinations, affecting their classes’ hours.

In an interview with Silver FM's Akwadaa Nyame, residents  said the bridge which was near collapse before the rainfall, has been broken into pieces and most parts falling into the river, making it impassable.

''The bad state of the bridge is our major challenge and a death trap...this bridge links so many towns and so we would be grateful if the government can find a lasting solution to this collapsed bridge as it has now become impassable for all,"

''It is a sad situation when pregnant women are in labour and have to cross over to other town for health care''

'''Now that both MPs have neglected us, we are appealing to both the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and the Kwabre Municipal Assembly to assist in reconstructing the destroyed bridge to save us from hardships,”

A resident of the area who normally assist commuters to cross the dilapidated bridge when there is flooding expressed his displeasure and opined that the government can loose votes in the area if they refuse to take a proactive measure before the general elections in December.

 SilverNEWS / SilverFM / Ghana

Last modified on Wednesday, 12 August 2020

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