General News of Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Member of Parliament (MP) for Adenta, Yaw Buaben Asamoah has said Government’s plans are well advanced to guarantee that future deaths on the Adenta-Madina stretch are prevented.
According to the Member of Parliament, he is unhappy over the highway carnage happening in his constituency.
He said, he is not happy and is deeply sad and worried about families who have lost their loved ones on the road.
Mr. Buabeng Asamoah who is also the Communications Director for the NPP revealed that over 18 deaths were recorded over the weekend in the Central region, East Region and on the Madina and Adenta road stretch.
He was, however, unable to state the exact number of people who have died in his constituency although he admits “several people have died” crossing the Adenta-Madina highway due to the lack of the footbridge.
Speaking in an interview on Citi News monitored on Prime News Ghana, Mr. Yaw Buabeng Asamoah said he is as frustrated as residents of Madina and Adenta over the neglect of the unfinished footbridges.
“Let me acknowledge that people are dying but let me also acknowledge and this week alone we have recorded over 18 deaths between a very short period several people have died on the Adenta highway and I am not too sure about the numbers but no death is acceptable.”
“I am not a happy man.. I am deeply sad and I am worried about families who have lost relatives, We are in the process of doing that. As we stand now, I want to sure that we are deeply sympathetic and the Government will not allow this issue to continue.”
Mr. Buabeng Asamoah refused to exonerate himself of the blame for the recent deaths on the road.
“The people are frustrated and somebody must be blamed, I am pointing myself, I am in a convenient situation to be blamed because I am the MP, so it is the necessary duty of the Government of which I’m a part to ensure we solve that problem comprehensively once and for all.”
He praised the decision by the residents to go on a peaceful demonstration adding that he is in support of the decision.
He explained that the decision by residents of Madina and Adenta is a democratic right to bring to the notice of Government matters that concern citizens.
He, however, cautioned the organizers to ensure the protest does not turn violent.
“I am aware of the protest and I think they should, It is a democratic right to bring notice to matters that concern citizens. It is a community action, I commend the leadership and I hope it does not get violent, for me that is the bottom line.
Marching to demonstrate your concern is the best way to express citizen frustration over Government action and inaction. The Government has taken notice because I am aware.”