Nkroful: Hometown of Ghana’s first President stages protest over bad roads


Agitated residents of the Western Region town of Nkroful have embarked on a demonstration to protest the deplorable state of the Nkroful-Essiama road.

Clad in red and black attire, residents of the hometown of Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, during their protest on Wednesday, threatened to boycott any national activity if the government does not heed their request.

Led by the Chief of Nkroful, Nana Kwasi Kutuah V, the residents said the poor nature of the road has affected development and growth in the community, therefore the need to protest.

The Chief defended his people saying, “it is a constitutional right to tell the government that we are not happy by the state of our road.”

“Former President Mahama promised us but he did not do it, Nana Akufo-Addo was here 2016 and promised to fix it for us and he has still not done it,” he told Accra-based Joy FM.

He noted that the current state of the road has not only affected social and economic activities in the town but activities of companies operating in the District and tour sites.

“We want to register our frustration so that the government will come and fix this road for us, we will continue to demonstrate until they respond to our plight,” he emphasised.

Nana Kwasi Kutuah V also applauded his people for their support and unerring commitment to help develop the Nzema Land.

Poor roads remain a major concern for most Ghanaians but it appears enough has not been done to get them fixed.

Many towns and villages in the West African country have embarked on series of actions to draw the attention of government to come to their aid.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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