It was an interesting sight to behold on Friday night on the accident-prone Adentan-Madina highway as the streetlights were turned on after several months of being off.
The residents have been agitating for footbridges to be fixed on the N4 highway after they claimed that close to 190 pedestrians have been knocked down by speeding vehicles; a figure the Police have disputed.
The killing of a 19-year old female student from the West Africa Senior High School, WASS on Thursday, led to a massive spontaneous protest where the residents burnt tyres and blocked cars from using the road.
Some members of the two neigbouring communities held a vigil on Friday night in memory of those who have perished on the highway.
They held candles and sang solemn songs as they walked on sections of the road.
Work to begin on Madina-Adentan footbridges next week
After the protest, government subsequently announced that work will commence on the uncompleted footbridges on the Madina-Adenta highway from next week to forestall further fatalities on that route.
“Work is to be done on an accelerated basis with multiple contractors to ensure quick completion,” a statement from the inter-ministerial Committee on Roads and Highways, Transport and Interior stated.
The statement added that “this is in accordance with already commenced processes prior to the unfortunate incident that occurred on Thursday.”
Madina-Adentan road death ‘an unnecessary loss’ – Nana Addo
President Nana Akufo-Addo also issued a statement extending his condolences to the family of the latest victim of a road accident on the Madina-Adenta highway.
The President described the death as “an unnecessary loss.”
By: Godwin Akweiteh Allotey | citinewsroom.com | Ghana