Many of the residents sleep when they get to their offices because they spend long hours trekking to catch a vehicle,” he argued.
“As residents, we don’t know if we have a Member of Parliament. We’ve been seeing his posters around but we don’t know him as our MP,” he added.
“If we have an MP, why has he not come to our aid, especially when the government he belongs to declared a year of roads,” he quizzed.
The MP for that constituency, Mr Moses Anim, is also the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
For his part, Mr Kweku Boateng from Pokuase-Mayera in the Amasaman constituency, said the potholes on roads in Mayera, Katapor, Shallom-Shallom are so bad that those stretches have become almost like chess tables.
A few days before that demonstration, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako Atta, had said demonstrations do not build roads and wondered why educated people also join such ‘fix our roads’ protest marches.
Speaking to the press after inspecting the 31.7 km Kwafokrom-Apedwa road in the Eastern Region, which forms part of the Accra-Kumasi dualisation project, Mr Amoako Atta said: “It is unreasonable for anybody to say that all roads everywhere should be fixed simultaneously”.
“So, these demonstrations should stop”, he commanded.
“Sometimes, you get people who are supposed to know better, well-educated people who should advice their colleagues, joining demonstrations”, he observed.