Chiefs and people of Apoli Ningo Adwinase and Beposo in the Birim South district of the Eastern region have agitated against the Member of Parliament for Akyem Swedru, Kennedy Osei Nyarko over poor road network and lack of development.
They have grumbled about the insensitive attitude of the MP and the fact that he has failed to use his office as the Chairman of the Select Committee on Roads and Transport in Parliament to get their roads fixed.
Apoli Ningo, Beposo, Yawsawuro and Akorti are all adjoining farming communities in the Birim South district where residents are mostly into cocoa farming.
Yet the farmers claim the dilapidated nature of road networks is adversely affecting the conveyance of cocoa beans and other farm produce to the market places in the neighboring towns.
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Chief of Apoli Ningo Adwinase, Nana Baffour Agyantutu II speaking with Onua News expressed worry over the muddy and slippery nature of the roads whenever it rained.
He maintained that residents in the area turn out to be extremely shipwrecked every time it rains as the roads become utterly inaccessible.
Attempts by the traditional rulers in the area to get the road reshaped by the assembly, according to Nana Baffour Agyantutu have proved futile.
The chief has condemned the lawmaker for his disregard and insolence against Nananom anytime they approach him to discuss development of the area.
“The state of our road is very pathetic. We have tried to approach the MP and the assembly to seek aid yet they turn us down each time.
“At a point the MP even told us to look for an excavator ourselves to get the road reshaped but because we couldn’t afford one the road has been left to deteriorate,” he revealed.
Abusuapanyin Kwame Koranteng of Apoli Beposo equally expressed fret over the poor road network in the area, underscoring the tetchy effect it has on economic activities in the area.
He has appealed to the Road Minister, Kwasi Amoakoh Atta to as a matter of urgency fix the only major road that links the area to the Central region.
By Maxwell Otoo|OnuaNews