Farmers’ Day travellers stranded at Senchi

Travellers were earlier today stranded for over two hours at Senchi while waiting to board one of the two ferries.

Initial reports suggested that one of the vessels was inaccessible due to the absence of hydraulic fluid to lubricate the ramp which allows vehicles and pedestrians to board the craft.

The frustrated travellers were stranded for over two hours at the Senchi Ferry site for the perceived mechanical problem to be rectified.

Speaking to JoyNews however, Project Manager of the Senchi Ferry Site, Benjamin Keelson dismissed reports suggesting that the congestion was as a result of a breakdown.

Mr. Keelson denied the allegations about the lack of hydraulic fluid for the ferry. He was adamant in his insistence that there were no mechanical faults with the vessels.

He suggested that a Farmers’ Day celebration at Boso and the host of funeral services across the river were responsible for the delays.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) has announced that there would be intermittent disruption of ferry services between Senchi and Old Krade from 8 th to 12 th December to allow for maintenance works on the ferries at Senchi.

The GHA has stated that only one of the ferries would be operational at any given time during the maintenance period and requested that saloon vehicles may have to use the Akuse-Kpong Dam-Old Akrade road while heavy duty trucks are to use the Sogakope-Adidome-Ho road.

The Authority expressed regret for the inconvenience to commuters.

Ferry Services began running between Senchi and Old Akrade in March this year following the closure of the Adomi Bridge for a 2-year-rehabilitation project.

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