Roads in the Ayawaso Central constituency are no longer what they used to be. They are now shining asphalted roads after MP for the constituency, Henry Quartey, fulfilled his promise of ensuring that the bad state of the road network in the electoral area was reversed.
The bureaucracy, which delayed the project takeoff, prompted some residents to question whether the large potholes were really going to be a thing of the past.
Now the bad roads have not only been rehabilitated, they are asphalted and presenting residents with a fresh challenge of speeding motorists and cyclists enjoying the pothole-free network. Some residents have placed pieces of bricks on the new roads to compel the reckless drivers and motorcyclists to reduce their speed. DAILY GUIDE has however been informed that speed ramps would be constructed on the roads to obviate accidents.
No bad road in the constituency is going to be left undone the MP who doubles as deputy Interior Minister has told DAILY GUIDE.
The MP’s frequent visits to the rehabilitation sites have been a source of encouragement to the contractor.
The MP appears to have set a standard for his colleagues in other constituencies to emulate.
When eventually all Accra roads are done, as Ayawaso Central’s have been, vehicles would last longer with owners reducing their visits to spare parts sellers.
The Ayawaso Central Constituency hosts Alajo, a suburb notorious for its floods. The bad roads are the outcome of many destructive raining seasons, it has been observed.
Abdul Rasheed Sambo an aide to the MP has been busy since the road rehabilitation began because as he put it “the MP is very serious about the project and when he is unable to show up, he ensures that I am on site to give him the necessary feedback. Things are progressing well and very soon there would no longer be any bad road in the constituency.”
A vehicle provided by the MP goes round to ask owners of broken down vehicles that are permanently parked on the roads to be removed so the rehabilitation would not be stalled.
“I have asked the assemblyman for places where the broken down vehicles are causing a hindrance to have them towed to the Kotobabi Police Station at a cost to the owners” the MP told DAILY GUIDE.