The demonstrators who called themselves “Concerned Citizens of Volta Region,” were clad in red and chanting war songs to protest against the deplorable nature of roads as well as the level of development in the region.
They defied the scorching sun, the disapproval of the police and ignored the Volta Regional Minister to stage the demonstration which had received lots of endorsements from residents, including chiefs.
As a result, in less than 24 hours after the demonstration that left two leaders falling unconscious, a team of high-powered delegation from the presidency – led by the Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani – embarked on a tour of the roads in the Volta Region yesterday.
The delegation also had the Roads and Highways Minister, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, the Volta Regional Minister, Helen Adwoa Ntoso and some members of parliament (MPs) in the region going on a fact-finding mission on the road projects.
They inspected the Asikuma Junction to the Have section of the Eastern Corridor Road Project. They also inspected work on the Ho-Adaklu-Adidome road which the president had promised earlier that it would be completed last October, only to promise later that it would be completed last month (November).
The team also briefed the media on the situation at the Senchi Ferry site which had made traveling to and from the region through that route a hell for travellers and business people.
In all the roads inspected, it was clear that they had either been abandoned or the works had been delayed due to lack of funds.
SOURCE: Spy Ghana
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