The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ningo-Prampram Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Samuel Nartey George, has expressed frustration over the deadly state of the Dawhenya-Afiena stretch.
The outspoken lawmaker disclosed that the bad state of the roads has had a negative effect on the good people of the area for years.
The MP wept over the poor state of the road while addressing journalists and some community members at a health screening exercise organized by the Dzata Foundation for the good people of Afienya over the weekend.
Thousands of community members benefited from the free health screening exercise by the Dzata Foundation during the day.
The MP observed that pregnant women have lost their babies due to the bad nature of the road while traveling to nearby health centers for delivery.
According to him, he has made several efforts through the Minister for Roads and Transport and the Minister for Finance to ensure that the road was fixed for years, but to no avail.
“With the bad state of the road, I want to find out from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the people of Dawhenya and Afienya are not tax payers in this country and therefore do not deserve a good road as other Ghanaians,” he asked.
He appealed to the roads minister to consider the rehabilitation of the Dawhenya-Afienya stretch because it has deteriorated so much and thus become a death trap.
“I want the minister to pay immediate attention to our bridge and the road because it is an emergency road, so that community members of the area will be relieved,” he said.
For her part, the Chief Executive Officer of the Dzata Foundation, Mrs.Vera George, stated that the brain behind the exercise was to ensure good health for the people of Afienya and its environs.
She disclosed that one of the priorities of the Dzata Foundation was to render good health support to people within the Ningo-Prampram Constituency and beyond.
The Foundation, Mrs. George said, was established a few years ago to impact lives, and she assured that it has come to stay to ensure that the lives of people are impacted for the benefit of the country.