The administration has been given a severe deadline to fix the terrible roads in Sehwi Ahibenso, which is part of the Western North Region’s Bodi District.
They are requesting the immediate return of contractors who were engaged in the years-old Bodi to Ahibenso road project.
Over the past eight years, the road that runs from Sehwi Bodi to Ahibenso has deteriorated, causing users much inconvenience. The road is now inaccessible due to potholes, sludge, and standing water, impeding traffic and creating risks to both vehicles and pedestrians.
When expressing the dissatisfaction of the community, Nana Kwaku Ngisenah, the Twafohene of Sehwi Ahibenso, emphasized that both previous and current administrations have failed to solve the road’s dire condition.
No progress has been made despite President Akufo-Addo’s claims that the road project had been given to three contractors during his campaign tour in 2020.
Nana Ngisenah issued a warning that the whole community of Ahibenso is ready to stage a protest if the government does not act quickly within the allotted two-week deadline.
Until the road problem is satisfactorily fixed, the chiefs have also agreed to forbid any political activity in their village.
Assemblyman Stephen Armah, who represents the Ahibenso electoral district, acknowledged that he had spoken with the District Chief Executive and the Regional Minister to discuss the state of the road. Despite his efforts, no real actions to correct the issue have been implemented.
Members of the community have participated in expressing their
grievances, highlighting the urgency of the matter.