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THE IMPACT OF FLOODING ON ROAD TRANSPORT– KASOA TRAFFIC

The Accra-Kasoa road is a very busy road used by many travellers  but it seems to  lose its purpose whenever it rains due to flooding and cause of intense vehicular traffic.

The unguarded pity of Accra to floods during rainstorms was obvious on Tuesday morning when parts of the Weija-Kasoa road were immersed in flood waters after about seven hours of downpour, causing a serious vehicular traffic.

The rain which started around 8:30 PM monday night has created heavy traffic on the entire Weija-Kasoa highway.

Our cameras caught the attention of some drivers who have already spent hours in traffic, the reason being that, parts of the road, especially the Bortianor junction(Old Barrier) and Broadcasting junction were immersed in flood waters.

At the Broadcasting junction, the floods aggregated sand on the road making it difficult for vehicles to drive through. A single lane of the dual carriage way is now serving drivers who are coming from Accra to Kasoa and those from Kasoa to Accra, worsening the traffic situation.

Speaking to Honourable Joseph Nyani, the Ga South Municipal Chief Executive on Pink FM’s current affairs programme, Omanbapa Kasa, hosted by Kofi Asamoah Aning, he emphasized that “this issue has become a thorn on my flesh and I wish I could solve it before my term ends but it even beyond the Ga South Municipal Assembly (GSMA)”, “this problem is indeed a hard nut to crack”and the Assembly has to halt every project in order to solve this issue.

“We have set a committee and the committee have come out with a recommendation. Last two weeks the    coordinating director and I went to the minister, but met his absence”. He voiced out.

Honourable Nyani further highlighted that, “the Highways were here to distill the gutters at Atala around Bortianor, thinking that could solve the problem but since this problem keeps repeating any time it rains, it means there is a problem somewhere that the engineers have not yet   detected, so they have to be brought back to check what exactly is at stake”.

He then apologized to the general public especially the residence of Kasoa and its environs that, it is not deliberate, a lot has been done about it.He then concluded by assuring the people that, they are working with urban roads and feeder roads to have it fixed once and for all.

 

Source: Amoakoah Bernice/pinkfmonlinegh.com

 

 

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