Chief of Agyiemadiem begins reshaping deplorable Essakrom-Agyiemadiem road

Nana Kofi Donkor II, the Chief of Agyiemadiem in the Juaboso District of the Western North Region, has begun a temporal reshaping of the deplorable Essakrom to Agyiemadiem road to make it motorable for residents.

The stretch which connects farming communities such as Dome, Afofiekrom, Maame Dora, Damoafuo, Sayereso and Agyiemadiem had been in a deplorable state, which made commuting within those areas difficult.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Nana Donkor II said the road had become so deplorable that residents who were mostly farmers were unable to transport their farm produce to nearby markets.

According to him, drivers had also stopped plying that stretch for fear of damaging their vehicles, hence his resolve to mobilize resources to shape the road temporarily to help make it easily accessible for the people in the area.

‘I cannot sit down unconcerned as a leader to watch my people suffer on this road because, one pregnant woman recently lost her life due to that fact that there was
no car readily available to take her to a nearby hospital,’ he said.

He, however, called on the government through the Juaboso District Assembly to expedite actions to permanently fix the road to ease the burden residents went through when plying the road.

Nana Donkor II said he had informed the District Chief Executive for Juaboso and the Member of Parliament for the area on the bad state of the road, and expressed the hope that they would collaborate to fix the road.

Some drivers and commuters who spoke to the GNA lauded the chief for the initiative, and however, called on the government to ensure the contractors working on the road were back to site to complete the project.

Reshape works from Dome, Sayereso and Agyiemadiem had been completed with works between Essakrom and Afofiekrom still ongoing as at the time the GNA visited the site.

Source: Ghana News Agency