BAD ROADS: ANGRY ABLEKUMA RESIDENTS CLASH WITH POLICE
Written by Saltfmonline.com on October 16, 2018
There was chaos at Ablekuma as residents staged a fierce protest against government over the poor nature of their roads.
The residents, who were mostly from Manhia, Borkorborko, Afoaman, all suburbs of Ablekuma burnt vehicles tyres and blocked major roads, making human and vehicular movements impossible.
This action led to the arrival of the police at the scene who were met with stones from the aggrieved demonstrators.
The police used tear gas to dispel the demonstrators who had blocked all the major roads while the residents pelted stones at the police.
Commercial activities in the community came to a halt as commercial drivers in the area parked their vehicles to join in the demonstration.
The Ga West Municipal Chief Executive, Clement Wikingson, in an interview with PrimeNewsGhana said there is a contractor on site working on the said roads, but the residents claim it was false.
He said he [the contractor] has done the drains already and he will come back because the contract is two years.
It would be recalled that, in May 2017, hundreds of residents in the municipality were left stranded as the Ablekuma-Manhean-Afuaman and Oduman-Nsakina road was blocked by angry residents and drivers.
The protesters, including commercial drivers, parked their vehicles and refused to pick passengers.
Four years ago they took part in a massive demonstration which lasted for about 12 hours over the same issue.
Story BY: Nana Kwabena Agyare