The construction of Manso Adubia roads in the Ashanti region is progressing steadily after a series of demonstrations on the poor state of the roads.
Residents say the poor state of the roads has given rise to incessant armed attacks and killings in the area.
JoyNews’ visit indicated contractors are steadily working on some of the roads as promised by the Member of Parliament for the area, Yaw Frimpong Addo.
Areas under construction include Mim Junction to Odaho where a series of armed robberies have taken place.
The others are Odumasi to Afedie, Adumposo and Gyeduako to Watreso.
Construction of the roads began last year when the President declared the government’s ‘Year Roads’ agenda.
Member of Parliament for Manso Adubia, Yaw Frimpong Addo, says five of the cocoa roads were started last year.
He expressed satisfaction with the progress of work on the roads, though illegal miners have taken over portions of the roads which distract the construction work.
“What we saw is an eyesore,” he said, and appealed to the miners to put a stop to it immediately.
He however says construction of Mim junction to nyankomase and Akwasiso junction to Tontokrom roads is in limbo because of challenges on sourcing finance from the Road Fund.
“It looks like they have abandoned the roads and that is a worry because these two roads form the main road corridor in the constituency,” said the MP.
Mr. Addo assures the residents of the government’s resolve to improve the lives of the people.
By Mahmud Mohammed-Nurudeen