19th June 2024

Some aggrieved persons in the Juaboso District in the Western North Region, have expressed their anger over the poor state of the road from Benchema Junction to Osei Kojokrom in the District.

The demonstrators, mainly the youth, blocked a portion of the road with some sticks and pieces of wood and burnt car tyres in protest against the authorities concerned for doing nothing to fix the roads.
Their action caused a temporary halt to vehicular movement.
The protesters claimed that there was a contractor working on the road but was asked to stop work by the current government. They, therefore, appealed to the government to immediately bring back the contractor on site.
They threatened that if the road was not fixed within a month they would resort to smuggling their cocoa beans to Cote d’Ivoire, indicating that the road was in a very dilapidated state despite several promises from authorities and subsequent governments to fix them.
“There was a contractor who worked on the road for us but right now the whole road has been destroyed again,” they claimed
Besides, they claimed that it was unacceptable that a chunk of the country’s cocoa was produced in the area but were lagging behind in terms of development. The youth felt sidelined from the Ghanaian society.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Juaboso, Madam Martha Kwayie Manu, when contacted indicated that she heard some youth embarked on a demonstration in the area yesterday.
She, said the issue was brought to her attention by the Unit Committee chairman for Juaboso.
She urged the aggrieved Youth to calm down as the government has plans in place for the area.


SOURCE: eveningmailgh.com

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