Volta Region To Demonstrate Against Government Over Abandoned Roads

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A group calling itself Fix Abandoned Volta Roads Campaign will demonstrate against the government on Tuesday 24th September, 2019 over government abounding road projects in the Volta region.

This was contained in a release signed by the Convenor of the group, Joshua Edem Tetteh.

According the statement, the group had earlier notified government in a press release on 3rd September, 2019 asking government to bring contractors to abandoned road sites by 15th September, 2019 which the government has failed to do.

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It said the group by this notice inviting the people of the Volta Region and the general public to the “fix abandoned Volta roads demonstration” which will take place on Tuesday 24th September 2019.

The statement further stated that the demonstration will mark the beginning of series of demonstrations to be organized wherever there is an abandoned road project in the Volta Region.

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It said currently in the Volta region, Roads started by the previous government have been abandoned by the current government leading to further deterioration of the roads, increased cost of construction of same roads which is preventing the poor tax payer from having value for money coupled with the many accidents and the discomfort road users have to go through.

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Fix Abandon Volta Roads Camoaign envisaged the participants for this demonstration to be the Driver Unions, Market Women, Okader Riders, the general public and other road users.

The statement concluded by assuring the general public that all is set for the demonstration and the attire is an all red outfit, and the place to converge for the peaceful demonstration is Kpeve opposite the lorry park.

By: Paul Mamattah

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