SOUTH INDUSTRIAL AREA RESIDENTS, MOTORISTS URGE GOVERNMENT TO FIX DADEBAN ROAD
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SOUTH INDUSTRIAL AREA RESIDENTS, MOTORISTS URGE GOVERNMENT TO FIX DADEBAN ROAD

Some motorists and residents along the Dadeban Road in the Industrial Area of North Kaneshie in Accra, have demanded an immediate fixing of the road. A portion of the road from an intersection near the Melcom Head office through the Ghana Revenue Authority office is badly deteriorated. The motorists are concerned that anytime it rains, that portion of the road gets flooded, thus becomes unmotorable. The poor state of the road, which is an alternative route that links Lapaz, Kaneshie and the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange is causing inconvenience for both motorists and passengers. In an interview with Emmanuel Armah, a Trotro driver, he said the terrible nature of the road causes his vehicle to breakdown frequently Mr Armah said he did not understand why many roads in Accra have been constructed under the government’s year of roads programme yet that portion has been abandoned. According to the driver, the fact that a branch office of the Ghana Revenue Authority is located in the area, very close to the most deteriorated portion, angers him because the revenue agency has failed to do anything about the situation.
A cargo driver said the situation is an eyesore, especially when the problem is situated within North Kaneshie, one of the oldest affluent suburbs of the capital He said the Dadeban Road is traffic-prone because large and small trucks ply the route. He therefore appealed with the city authorities to fix the problem. Rita Abbey who works with one of the companies located along the road said the situation makes it difficult for her to commute to and from work. And the situation gets worse when it rains
She complained about the heavy traffic jams caused by the poor state of the road during rush hours. She therefore appealed to the Department of Urban Roads to repair the damaged portion Emmanuel lives in the area, thus in his spare time, he fills some of the pot holes.

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