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21 July 2017

E/R: Locals demonstrate over “needles” road carnage at Bunso Jnct.

Residents of Bunso  and Akyem- Nsutem in the Eastern region Friday demonstrated over the recurrent road accidents at Bunso junction close to the popular Linda Dor rest stop.

The locals were frustrated by the loss of lives through the rampant accidents at that section of the Accra-Kumasi highway.

The residents claim  architects of the road failed to put in place measures to mitigate the carnage being seen in the area, despite several calls.

The demonstrators say the poorly constructed roundabout leading to Koforidua ,Tafo ,Osiem and other adjoining towns has been the major cause of the accidents in the area.

According to the demonstrators ,that stretch of the road has become a dangerous spot for drivers and pedestrians claiming almost every week a pedestrian is either knocked down or fatal vehicle crash occurs.

The demonstrators clad in red and wielding placards with various inscriptions marched through the principal streets  to register their anger.

 

Some of the placards had the inscription “we are not animals to die needlessly, “Ghana Highways Authority must think of our safety , we cannot continue to tolerate this bloody situation,” among others.

The Police, according to reports had a tough time controlling the furious demonstrators, as they attempted blocking the Highways and burn tyres on the road.

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