Ofankor link roads turn death trap
Link roads more often than not, serve as alternative routes or entry points for most residential areas.
But how would you feel if your link road turns out to be a death trap which becomes completely un-motorable when it rains?
Residents of Ofankor in the Trobu Constituency of the Greater Accra region have been plagued with such roads.
The GHc137.2 million Achimota-Ofankor road is by far the biggest project to have been solely undertaken by the government of Ghana and forms part of the road sector development project.
Connecting from the Ofankor roundabout to the Asofa, 7 days or the main Ofankor barrier townships, the old adage not all that glitters is gold comes alive.
Almost every link road is bumpy. Uncompleted open drains are scatted all over the community.
But of all the drains, the one close to the Asofa taxi rank is considered the most dangerous.
With iron rods dangerously exposed and just a wooden slap serving as a bridge, both the young and old are at risk of serious injury should they lose their balance in an attempt cross the drainage.
The sight of a ten year old girl carrying another child on this shaky wooden ‘bridge’, makes me wonder what we are waiting for to complete this drainage – may be the blood of another Ghanaian.
Stephen Botchway, the station master at the Ofankor-Asofo taxi station, complained of heavy traffic in the evening on the link road. Adding, for the past months taxis go through a nearby fitting shop, just to have access to the station.
A Taxi Driver, Addo Ayi who plies this route also complained of poor business due to the bad nature of the road.
Residents and commuters on these link roads just, like all Ghanaians, wish to have their link roads and uncompleted drains completed.
Story by Ghana/Seyram Abla De-Souza / Joy News