Government must fix bad roads in Ashaiman

Government must fix bad roads in Ashaiman

Ashaiman road

 Dear Editor,

I write to express my deepest concern regard­ing the deteriorating road infrastructure in our beloved country, particularly in the capital, Accra.

The dire situation of our roads, exemplified by the alarming condition of the Te­ma-Motorway, has prompted this urgent appeal for action.

First and foremost, I must commend the government for its responsiveness in address­ing the deplorable state of the Tema-Motorway. It is heartening to see that our leaders are attuned to the concerns of the populace and are taking steps to rectify the situation.

However, this is but a sin­gle thread in the larger tapes­try of road-related challenges that our nation faces.

The Tema-Motorway serves as a microcosm of the issues plaguing our road network.

The very word “motorway” implies a high-speed and effi­cient route of transportation. Yet, the reality is far from this idyllic image.

Instead, commuters are subjected to a jumble of pot­holes, cracks, and crumbling asphalt that do not only en­danger lives but also impede economic activities.

This dilapidation paints a bleak picture for both the residents of Accra and the countless individuals who rely on this crucial artery for their daily commute.

Moreover, the recent pro­test by the resilient citizens of Ashaiman on Tuesday, October 3, underscores the widespread anguish caused by our crumbling roads.

These brave individu­als took to the streets, in a figurative and literal sense, to voice their discontent. They rightly demand urgent intervention to rehabilitate the road networks that have languished in disrepair for far too long.

The phrase “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” aptly applies here.

It is time for the govern­ment to heed the calls of its citizens and address the woeful condition of roads across our nation. Failing to do so would be akin to turning a blind eye to a wildfire that threatens to engulf our col­lective mobility and economic progress.

I implore the government to consider these concerns with the seriousness they deserve. It is not merely about fixing roads; it is about facilitating the movement of people, goods, and ideas.

Our roads should be the bedrock upon which progress is built, not the stumbling blocks that hinder it. Let us invest in a future where the phrase “bad roads” becomes a relic of the past and where our nation’s infrastructure is a source of pride rather than dismay.

George Obeng Osei, Ashaiman

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