Aiyinasi-Menzezor road in Ellembelle caves in after heavy downpour

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Sun, 18 Jul 2021 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Correspondence from Western Region

The road network linking Nzema Aiyinasi and Menzezor in the Ellembelle District of the Western region has caved in after a heavy downpour about 11pm on Friday.

This led to the blockage of the road to Nzema Aiyinasi and Menzezor, leaving commuters stranded.

A vehicle heading towards Jomoro from Takoradi was also trapped in the disaster and fell into a deep pit.

GhanaWeb's Western Regional Correspondent upon arrival at the scene spoke to some residents in the affected communities.

They describe the situation as unfortunate and attributed it to the rampant dumping of refuse in a culvert attached to the road.

In an exclusive interview with GhanaWeb, the Ellembelle District NADMO Coordinator, Mr. Bright Erzan described the situation as unprecedented.

According to him, his outfit has been trying to remove the trapped vehicle but all efforts have been unsuccessful.

He is, therefore, appealing for help for the vehicle to be towed.

Mr. Bright Erzan took the opportunity to appeal to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to as a matter of urgency reconstruct the broken road.

"As a District, we cannot reconstruct this road, this is a national issue and we are appealing to the Central Government to quickly come and fix the road for us", he pleaded.

He advised residents at Nzema Aiyinasi to stop dumping refuse into any gutter to cause future disasters.

Watch the video below.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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