RESIDENTS OF Atonsu-Kuwait community, in the Asokwa Municipality, have commended the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asokwa, Chief Akwannuasah Gyimah, for heeding to their pleas for assistance to put their roads in better shape.
Roads in the community had been almost unmotorable for years now.
Attempts to do a complete reconstruction has hit a snag as the contractor who was working on same is currently not on site.
Due to the abandonment, some routes on the main stretch had developed potholes and residents feared the deterioration being seen on it as the rains continue to pour may cause accidents to both motorists and pedestrians.
Following appeals from residents, the Asokwa MCE commissioned the roads department to assess remedial works that could be done on the road.
Mindful that the road was under construction by Messers Cymain Construction Ltd, the Assembly upon advice from the MCE decided to fill the undulating and dangerously eroded portions.
Last week, the Assembly purchased trips of sand to fill portions of the main stretch from the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport (BOST) end to the main station of Kuwait.
Speaking to Press1News on phone, the MCE, Chief Akwannuasah said the Assembly decided to work on the road due to the danger the deterioration posed to commuters and residents.
He noted that the delay to reshape the bad portions was due to the unavailability of funds but commended government for paying two quarters of the Disrict Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) to facilitate the work.
Adwoa Birago, resident and trader at the Kuwait lorry station expressed delight at the reshaping of the road.
She noted that, ‘vehicles that plied this route had been struggling to meander their way through the bad portions’.
Kwaku Menkah, steel bender on the BOST route, also commended the Asokwa Municipal Assembly especially the MCE for taking note of their difficulties.
“The rehabilitation would spare motorists and residents the agony of having to use the routes that were dangerously deteriorating”, Mr Menkah noted.
By Michael Ofosu-Afriyie