Residents of Adakponu, Ayerumu, Keletin, and Addeambra, situated in the Krachi East Municipality of the Oti Region, have for years experienced the adverse effects of poor road networks. The communities, which are predominantly farmers and fishers, have been dealing with the dire state of their roads for far too long.
The terrible condition of the roads has made life unbearable for commuters and residents alike, leading to a growing chorus of discontent among the people. They are now calling on Mr Wisdom Gidisu, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Krachi East, to make good on his promise to fix the road network in the area.
During the 2020 election campaign, the MP assured the residents that he would address the issue of the bad road network if they voted for him. However, he has yet to fulfil his promise, and the residents are understandably angry and frustrated.
David Aladzi, a long-time commuter on the road, said that sick people die on the road every day because they cannot get to the hospital in time. Drivers have also complained about the poor road condition, saying that the spare parts they use on their cars do not last long, leading to additional costs.
The bad roads have also taken a toll on local businesses. Shopkeepers, like Madam Ruth Amoako, have seen their sales decline due to the difficulty of transporting goods to and from their shops.
The Ayerumu road is arguably the worst road in the Krachi East Municipality, according to some residents. The dire state of the road network is a major impediment to the development of the area, making it difficult for the people to access essential services and conduct their daily activities.
For the most part, the people of Adakponu, Ayerumu, Keletin, and Addeambra are appealing to the MP to honour his campaign promise and work towards fixing the road network in the area. It is high time that the government took concrete steps to address the issue of poor road networks in Krachi East, as it has far-reaching consequences for the well-being and development of the people in the region.