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Truba Chief, Queenmother send SOS to KMA, Kwabre Assembly; To fix bridge over Sisa River

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Nana Adu-Gyamfi Peasah II and Nana Oforiwaa Bansua

The collapsed bridge and the footbridge

Nana Adu-Gyamfi Peasah II, Chief of Truba in the Kwabre East Constituency of the Ashanti Region, and Nana Oforiwaa Bansua II, Queenmother, have appealed to the Minister for Roads and Highways, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), and the Kwabre East Assembly to, as a matter of urgency, take steps to fix the bridge over the Sisa River, which links the Kumasi Metropolis and the Kwabre East Municipality.

The two traditional leaders complained that the bridged, which was constructed by Limex Bau company years back, collapsed ten years ago, thus cutting their community from the rest of the constituency and Kumasi.

They disclosed that, the bridge connects Manhyia North to Kwabre East Constituency and other adjoining communities, but its current state compelled vehicles to make a detour to avoid the heavy traffic on the Old Tafo-Mamponteng road.

They bemoaned the fact that road contractors take quarry stones from the area to build or construct roads for other areas in the region at their expense, and appealed to the government to consider their plight.

The Chief stressed that the constituents deserve better, because they vote during elections and need to enjoy their share of the national cake, in terms of developmental infrastructures and social amenities.

Nana Adu-Gyamfi Peasah said the residents now relied on a footbridge provided by Kwasi Konadu, Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, but because vehicles could not use the footbridge, they pay higher lorry fares, as drivers had to divert their route to Kenyasi before getting access to the Truba community.

They complained that even though the MP for Kwabre East Constituency, Francisca Oteng Mensah, had inspected the collapsed bridge and promised to do something about it, nothing had been done to date.

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