Demo Hits Dome- Kwabenya Over Bad Roads

A section of demonstrators marching through one of the untarred roads.

Commercial drivers and residents in Dome-Kwabenya Constituency have protested against the authorities for failing to rehabilitate bad roads in the area.

Residents at Abuom Junction came out in their numbers on Tuesday to register their displeasure over deplorable roads in the area.

They also threatened to vote against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration if it fails to address their concerns urgently.

They held placards, some of which read: “Fix the bad roads,” “We are crying, just fix our bad roads,” “Our car maintenance is very high,” “Kwabenya is suffering.”

They pleaded with the Member of Parliament (MP) Lawyer Adwoa Safo and other relevant authorities to address their concerns.

The angry residents blocked the roads to express their displeasure and later marched to the office of their legislator at St. Johns.

According to reports, Kwabenya, Taifa, Dome, Pillar Two, Haatso, Agbogba and Ashongman have numerous potholes and untarred roads.

The residents have subsequently named the potholes ‘Adwoa Safo’ gutters due to the situation.

Last year, a contract was awarded to Ghacos Ghana Limited for the rehabilitation of deplorable roads in the area.
The contractor is to construct 1.5-kilometre dual carriage from Atomic Roundabout to Taifa, drains and ancillary roads to improve traffic situation in the area.

The contractor is to construct 750 meters of storm drains to reduce perennial flooding in the area, walkways along the roads to improve safety of pedestrians, as well as mount streetlights to improve visibility at night for both motorists and pedestrians.

Old and new Agbogba, Haatso, Dome Pillar 2 (Auntie Mary), Kwabenya and Abokobi are expected to benefit from the project valued at GH¢19.093 million over a 12-month period.


By Melvin Tarlue