Leaders of the Ningo Prampram Youth for Development are expected to meet today, Friday to deliberate on their next date for a massive demonstration over poor roads after the first yielded no positive results.
Residents of Dawhenya in the Ningo Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region have repeatedly complained about bad roads in the area.
[contextly_sidebar id=”ryKfiEHdTTnIlWbCvvQ003Ypt8uBBW7s”]They had given the government a 14-day ultimatum after an initial demonstration, and that deadline had elapsed.
According to the group, several letters to the Assembly to have their roads fixed have yielded no results hence their decision to embark on another demonstration.
Peter Nartey Martin who speaks for the group said: “We demonstrated before on the same Dawhenya to Afienya stretch because of the bad state of that particular road and gave this government a 14-day ultimatum to respond. The 14 days are up and still, we haven’t heard from government. This time around we are going to stage a massive demonstration which is going to last for 48 hours. As I speak plans are underway to meet within 24hours to put things in place before we go back. We believe that we deserve better.”
Meanwhile, attempts to reach the District Chief Executive for a response have proven futile.
Earlier this month the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George said he would join the members of his constituency to demonstrate if work does not start on the link road from Dawhenya to Afienya.
“In two week time, I will join the member of my constituency, because Parliament is on recess and I have exhausted all my parliamentary options.”
“That road is a road that has transcended the government, from the NDC, the NPP, back to the NDC and now the NPP. That road has been in a state of disrepair for over 20 years, as Member of Parliament I have filed questions in Parliament to call the Minister to come and give timelines. He gave timelines but he hasn’t met the timelines.”