Sofoline Interchange turned into vehicle showrooms

Vehicles parked along the main stretch of the Sofoline Interchange which links Abrepo junction to Patasi

The yet-to-be completed Sofoline Interchange in the Kwadaso Municipality of the Ashanti Region has been turned into vehicle show rooms, where second hand automobiles are on sale.

Unlike the Asokwa Interchange area, which has beautiful green scenery, same cannot be said about the interchange in question, which has taken political leaders more than a to complete.

On a working visit to the Sofoline Interchange recently, The Chronicle observed that car dealers had pitched camp, and had adornd their respective areas with white chippings.

Metallic poles and wire mesh have been used to cordon off these showrooms, which are some metres away from the pavements, as hundreds of second hand cars are parked on the interchange, looking for buyers.

Vehicles parked under the Sofoline Interchange Bridge

The activities of the automobile dealers have created security concern, in that drivers and pedestrians could barely see ahead of them clearly, especially when they are negotiating a curve on the interchange.

Reached on phone about this development, Richmond Agyenim Boateng, Municipal Chief Executive, confirmed to The Chronicle that there had been such developments on the interchange.

According to Agyenim Boateng, the Kwadaso Assembly had not sanction car dealers to sell their vehicles on the Sofoline Interchange, adding that these car dealers had invaded the said space, and that they have been served with a letter ordering them to vacate the place.

Arial view of the Sofoline Interchange which have been turned into sales of vehicles outlets

While on the visit, The Chronicle visited three car dealers, who were tight-lipped about their businesses on the authority of the Kwadaso Municipal Assembly.


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