Naa Betty Mingle and Erica Kwapong
Residents of the Wuoyeman community in the Abeka- Lapaz area have appealed to the government and the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to construct speed ramps to reduce the spate of accidents in the area.
Speaking to the Accra File yesterday, the Assembly Member of the Wuoyeman community, Mr. Abdullah Nii Odai, said the situation was seriously causing hazards to the both residents and pupils of the various schools in the area.
According to him, due to the lack of speed ramps on the newly-constructed road in the area, drivers mostly drive on it at high speed.
He narrated an incident which happened last week, where a pupil of the Presbyterian Anglican School was knocked down by a vehicle, due to overspeeding.
Mr. Abdullah Nii Odai further expressed appreciation to the World Bank and the AMA for constructing a road bridge, drains, and streets in the community.
He said the construction had reduced some of the serious problems in the community, adding, “at least, we are satisfied with the street lights also.”
In a conversation with some residents, Auntie Grace, who sells plastic items, told the file that initially, when it rains, children are not allowed to attend school due to serious erosion in the community, saying, “the entire place becomes flooded, and our various houses as well. This place used to be something else, but now we thank the World Bank and the AMA.”
The Member of Parliament for Okai Koi North, Mrs. Elizabeth Sackey, added her voice by thanking the various authorities which assisted in the construction of the road.
She said the provision of toilets was in the pipeline, and that construction work would soon begin.
She therefore, appealed to drivers who ply the town’s road to be careful, and slow down, since there were children around all the time.