According to the locals, they plan to drive shortly and deliver a petition to Joseph Yarni Stephen, the chief executive of Ga South Municipality. After evaluating the effects of the floods in the neighbourhood, the inhabitants let everyone know.
Due to the flooding caused by Accra’s rainstorm on last Wednesday, crossing to the other side was difficult for inhabitants, particularly schoolchildren. Peace Town was also shut off from Ngleshie Amanfro.
Junior high school students in their last year who couldn’t afford to miss the examinations took a risky crossing to the opposite side that day.
The lack of a good bridge across the River Jei, which divides them from Amanfro, and the poor condition of the local roads have been cited as complaints by the residents.
They claim that if it rains severely upstream, the river that originates in Bawjiase and Agona Swedru and joins the Weija lake overflows its banks and renders it impossible for them to cross.
The locals claim that they began a self-help initiative to generate money for a culvert’s construction and that they also gravelled a portion of the road, but everything has been destroyed by the water.
The John Mahama administration began building on the roads in Peace Town seven years ago, but the contractor has since given up.
Sylvester Tetteh, the local MP, pushed for the contractor to return to the job site as part of President Akufo-Addo’s year of roads initiative, which sparked the construction of one of the main bridges. The rains, though, have temporarily put that on hold as well.