The deterioration of the Prabon–Sewua road in the Bosomtwe district of Ashanti region is taking a heavy toll on socio-economic activities in the area.
The current state of the road, according to residents, is making life unbearable for them.
The road leads to the yet-to-be-operational 250-bed capacity Sewua hospital, which will serve as the Ashanti region hospital.
The Health Minister in one of his visits to the facility said delays in opening the health facility stems from poor road network to the hospital.
With no sign of rehabilitation at sight, the state of the Prabon – Sewua road continues to worsen
Deep potholes on the stretch discourage driving.
“We end up spending all our money at the mechanic. It wasn’t like that. We were managing the road but since the coal tar was removed, the road keeps deteriorating. We are really suffering”, a taxi driver, Kusi Ansah said.
“We know times are hard but the importance of this road cannot be underestimate. Government should prioritize it and bring the contractor back to site to complete the work he started”, Juliet Aboagya Brobbey, a motorist noted.
Residents are worried the situation may compel most commercial transports to stop rendering services on the stretch.
“Drivers always complain about spending all their money to fix their cars whenever they ply this stretch. We’ve been standing here for long but yet to get a car to town. Some commercial drivers have already stopped using this road”, unit committee member of Prabon East, Frank Adu Gyamfi hinted.
Driving on the road has now become uncomfortable especially when it rains.
Residents claimed, the transport fare from Prabon to Sewua was increased to 4 cedis from 2 cedis due to the poor state of the road.
They want the government to fix the road to ease vehicular movement and enhance economic activities.
With the onset of the rains, residents fear the poor road network will further worsen and plying the road will be a nightmare to motorists.
By Ibrahim Abubakar|3news.com|Ghana