The Asokwa Municipal Assembly has started repair works at places within the Atonsu S-line community where gully erosions are threatening the safety of residents.
The erosions, a result of incessant rains in the area have created deep valleys and gutters rendering most of the routes impassable.
Speaking to this reporter during a tour of the place to inspect ongoing works, Frank Owusu, the Assembly man for Atonsu recalled with pain the havoc the erosion have caused to property and lives of the people.
He narrated how a boy was carried away by the water in one of the gullies when he slipped in after closing from school.
‘’It is like a dream seeing these gravels and stones being offloaded for an excavator to commence work at this area. It has taken over six years to get attention to this issue and it is amazing that it took the new Asokwa Municipal Assembly just three months to respond to my plea for help’’, Frank Owusu with a teary eye stated
Speaking to this reporter, Akwasi Wusu, an elated taxi driver narrated how dangerous it has been to use routes in the S-Line community.
He said at times one had to stop and offload items customers have bought to be transported to their homes on the way because the routes were impassable.
Patricia Fosu, a trader said residents got scared anytime it threatened to rain since the volume of water that passes through the damaged drains could sweep away people especially kids.
She noted the countless times the Assemblyman had come to inspect the extent of damage in the area but added all had been fruitless until now.
In his response to an interview about the project, Chief Akwannuasa Gyimah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asokwa noted the danger that lied at the S-line community when he first visited with the Assemblyman.
The situation, he disclosed needed an urgent attention hence the Assembly’s rapid response to addressing the erosion in the locality.
Chief Akwannuasa expressed the assembly’s commitment to tackling such urgent matters speedily so they can save lives of people and also protect property.
The Assembly, the MCE noted is currently working with the Member of Parliament (MP) to tackle infrastructural challenges in the 16 communities under the Asokwa Municipality.
‘’My brother as a new Municipality we do not have big funds to tackle all problems and challenges confronting us but we are determined that together with our MP we will work to address pressing and urgent issues in this community’’, Chief Akwannuasa stated.
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