Kokompe artisans worried over poor road network
From Alfred Adams, T’di
Artisans at the Kokompe Light Industrial area in Takoradi have again, expressed worry about how the contractor working on the road network in the area has been executing the project.
The Chairman of the Garage Owners Association, Mr. Sarpong Oppong, told KYZZ FM, a local radio station that the contractor seemed incapable of carrying out the project.
“The contractor seems to have abandoned the project, as the ongoing works on some gutters have also stalled for no apparent reason.”
He said following a demonstration by the artisans some two months ago, which nearly became a bloody clash between them and the police, the city authorities promised to, as a matter of urgency, begin work on the road. Although there were initial signs to that effect, the road was gradually returning to its previous state, as it had begun developing pot holes due to the onset of the rains.
“It is reverting to the previous situation where hundreds of businesses in the area were being affected, as vehicle owners might not want to risk their already worn-out spare parts to travel to the area for repair works to be carried out.”
Mr. Sarpong said the leadership of the artisans intended meeting with the Metro Chief Executive, Capt. Anthony Cudjoe (Rtd), but what had delayed the move was the demise of the then sitting President, John Evans Atta Mills.
He added that now almost all the various stages of the late President’s funeral had been performed, they were anticipating holding talks with the MCE in the coming weeks to make clear their displeasure.
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