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The abandoned road construction works which were started early this year on the infamous Tafo Nhyieso - Yenyawoso stretch near Moshie Zongo and New Road in the Old Tafo Municipality of the Ashanti Region has worsened the plight of residents in the area.

This is making the daily life of the residents going about their lives unbearable.

Their outcry to persuade the contractor to remedy the situation has fallen on deaf ears.

The construction works which saw steadily progression were scheduled to complete in December 2020. But the project has now been abandoned while the road has developed potholes and gullies as a result of uncovered dredging and collapse of the drains on the road.

A source close to the contractor tells Silver FM's Akwadaa Nyame that there is no fund for the contractor to continue with the project.

The speedy progression of work on the just one and half kilometer road which raised hopes of residents that their one-time bumpy road will soon be motorable was dashed when works came to stand still.

However, the uncompleted gutters constructed have blocked all access roads to homes and waterways thereby causing floods in houses along the road any time it rains.

The state of the construction and the rainy season compelled opinion leaders to plead with the government and the contractor to finish all major works before the rains set in.

According to sources, authorities did pay heed to their concerns and so when the rains started homes were flooded while large volumes of water settled on the road making it difficult for residents to go about their daily activities.

The most affected are both government workers and traders who had to stay home for weeks till the water dried up are complaining of lagging behind with their normal duties.

Both residents of Tafo Nhyieso, Yenyawoso and Moshie Zongo became a target of armed robbers who usually embark on a mass robbery in the community under cover of darkness. There are cases of attempted rape on female residents and the police could do little to apprehend the robbers due to the nature of the road. They complain that, the nature of the road made impossible for the police to carry out night patrol duties.

However, commercial drivers who ply the stretch are contemplating removing their cars due to the cost they incur in every trip.

According to them, the current state of the construction is causing them financially as their vehicles keep getting stuck in the water and break down.

Story by Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)


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