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Adenta residents embark on footbridge demo

Hundreds of protestors at Adenta are embarking on a demonstration to pressure government to complete footbridges on the Adenta Madina highway.

Protestors are accompanied by about 30 police officers as they go on the ‘peaceful’ demonstrators this Monday morning.

The demonstration comes on the heels of accidents on the Highway. The most recent being a knockdown accident that claimed the life of a student of the West African Secondary School, WASS.

This development spark chaos and roadblocks by the residents who warned that if government doesn’t ensure the footbridges are completed, they will block the road to prevent further accidents.

According to reports, 24 people have been killed on the road with 164 others sustaining injuries.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Roads and Highways has announced that work on the six (6) uncompleted pedestrian bridges in Adenta will commence within a week.

Temporarily, the Ministry in collaboration with the Interior Ministry has requested the Ghana Police Service to deploy officers of the Motor Traffic Unit to prevent further deaths.

A statement from the Inter-Ministerial Committee on road safety issued on Thursday night said government regretted the deaths of residents who had been killed by speeding vehicles.

The statement further said work had already been ongoing in recent weeks to address the situation and that procurement processes were now near completion.

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