Video: Mayhem at Adenta after car runs over school girl
Residents of Adenta have gone bonkers over government’s failure to complete foot bridges along the Adenta-Madina stretch after a school girl of the West African Secondary School, WASS, died after being hit by a vehicle at exactly 3:15pm at the Adenta barrier on Thursday.
The school girl, according to eyewitnesses, died on the spot after the speeding car heading towards Madina knocked her down.
The tragic incident occurred at a time residents have threatened to embark on a peaceful demonstration to draw government’s attention to the situation.
The Madina-Adentan road has been a source of numerous deaths as speeding vehicles hit crossing pedestrians who attempt getting to the other side.
The deaths reported to be over 190 led to a planned demonstration by residents demanding action from elected Assemble Members, Highway Authorities, MPs and leadership of the country.
Yaw Buaben Asamoah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Adenta speaking on the matter earlier in the week explained that the decision by residents of Madina and Adenta is a democratic right to bring to the notice of government matters that concern citizens.
He, however, cautioned the organizers to ensure the protest does not turn violent.
Since January 2018, more than 118 people have died on the Adenta stretch of the highway, which has no pedestrians crossing.
The six footbridges at vantage points between the Madina-Adenta stretch started after the completion of the highway, has remained uncompleted.
The death toll on the stretch has mobilised the youth of Adenta to begin a campaign to get officials to complete the bridges.
Their appeals, however, has not yielded results, with the Ministry of Roads, the Parliamentary Select Committee on Roads and Highways, as well as the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) acknowledging the receipt of the letters by the youth, but not acting.
The highway leads to the Peduase Lodge, the presidential retreat and recreational mansion as well as Dodowa.
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