The chief of Dunkwa, Okofrobour Obeng Nuakoh III, has expressed worry over the deterioration of the Obuasi-Dunkwa road.
He noted that the stretch of the road, which was awarded on contract about four years ago, has recorded fatal accidents of late, because of its current deplorable condition.
The chief said these road accidents are claiming lives on weekly basis and called on the government to prevail on the contractor to put the road in a better condition to avoid the preventable accidents.
Speaking to the media at Dunkwa, in the Denkyira East Municipality, Okofrobour Obeng Nuakoh described work on the road as shoddy because major parts of the road had developed potholes, saying the situation is unbelievable.
Referring to the bridge spanning the Offing River, the Dunkwahene said the bridge is technically weak looking at the heavy vehicular traffic and that it needs urgent rehabilitation to avoid untoward incidents and fatal accident.
The Dunkwa chief appealed to the authorities to ensure that the Astro Turf project at Dunkwa, under the Zongo Development Authority, which sod was cut by Vice President Dr. Bawumia, is completed without any further delays.
He said the site has been taken over by reptiles and suggested the contractor is made to complete the project to promote sports.
Meanwhile, drivers plying the road have called on the Road Minister, Akwasi Amoako Atta, to come to the aid of travelers to stop the rampant road crashes on the stretch.