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Angry men, taxi drivers attack road contractor, police officer in Asamankese

botchway July 30, 2018

 

Stories from Isaac Akwetey-Okunor

(ikantso2012@gmail.com)     .

The West Akyem Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Seth Oduro Boadu, has charged the police in the area to hunt for some men who attacked a road contractor and a police officer in separate incidents.

The contractor (name withheld) was attacked by some persons and taxi drivers, numbering about ten, for delaying the construction of the road from the Asamankese Police Station to Asasco Junction, which links commuters to the Akroso and Dekyembour districts.

According to the MCE, the policeman was also attacked when he decided to arrest a man who indecently assaulted a woman at the Asamankese lorry station.

Addressing a durbar to mark the Ohum Festival in Asamankese, Mr. Oduro Boadu revealed that some persons had threatened to stop work on the construction of 24 ultramodern toilet facilities through a Public Private Partnership, and he called on the security agencies, as matter of urgency, to ensure law and order.

The MCE has, however, called on chiefs in the traditional area to call the men to order immediately, and vowed to prosecute anyone found culpable.

Mr. Oduro Boadu was worried by the over-politicisation of development projects, and alleged that there was political backbiting in the area.

On the delay of the road construction, which was supposed to be completed two years ago, on the cocoa road from Adeiso to Boadua, the Chief Executive said there was litigation between the Ghana Water Company and the contractor, but it had been resolved, and announced that work would progress on it soon.

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