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Regional News Mon, 1 Jul 2013

Give Obom-Domeabra motorable roads - Pabieman Chief

The chiefs and people of Obom-Domeabra Constituency in the Eastern Region have appealed to the government to make motorable roads linking their communities.

Making the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Sunday, the Chief of Pabieman, Nii Pabie I, said the bad nature of the roads in the communities had become a major problem to motorists, especially commercial drivers.

He said portions of the roads had developed “valleys” and the commercial drivers were refusing to ply on them, adding “the situation is making lives difficult for all of us especially our farmers and traders who cannot transport their produce to marketing centres.

“Since the rains started this year, the situation had become deplorable,” Nii Pabie stated, and appealed to the Department of Feeder Roads to take urgent steps to come to their aid before the communities were cut-off from the adjoining cities.

He mentioned the road from Nsawam to communities like Akraman, Afumkrom, Odumpalah, Fankyenekor, Dome Faase, Aryeedan, Paanor, Manmomom, Kofi Kwei, Obom, Pabieman, and Twerebo all in Obom-Domeabra Constituency.

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He said the people, mostly peasant farmers, were into the cultivation of perishable produce such as tomatoes, gardens eggs, okro, pepper, maize, pineapple and cassava.

Nii Pabie I also suggested to the Ghana Highways Authority to construct a vehicular over-pass at the section of Sekyikrom on the road from Accra to Kumasi so that passengers from Nsawam to Kofi Kwei would have easy access.

He explained that, currently, drivers from Kofi Kwei had to make a U-turn at Dobro to link Nsawam, which is about 3 kilometres, creating inconvenience and accidents at that junction.

The chief expressed gratitude to the management of the Metro Mass Transit for providing a bus that provides regular services to and from Kofi Kwei to Accra.

Source: GNA
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