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Regional News of Thursday, 28 May 2020

Source: GNA

Farmers want roads repaired

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Farmers along the Kokooso-Amanfopong road in the Asikuma Odobeng Brakwa District of the Central Region, have called on the authorities of the assembly and Ghana Highways Authority to repair their road.

The stretch of the road, linking Asikuma-Amanfopong, major cassava producing communities in the district, has developed deep potholes and the continued deterioration of the road had become a source of worry to farmers here. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Amanfopong, Nana Atto-Apem Boadi Ayeboafo, Ankobiahene of Amanfopong, said the bad nature of the road was creating marketing problems for the farmers.

He said drivers who plied it, were also taking advantage of the situation, to charge exorbitant fares.

Nana Atto-Apem said it was common to see farmers trekking with their food crops on their heads to Breman Brakwa to sell.

“It is my fervent appeal to the assembly, the Department of Feeder Roads and the government to put this road into good shape, to help improve food production in the area”, he said.

The Ankobiahene also appealed for the construction of a permanent bridge over the Okye River at Okyesoa and called on sand Collectors to halt their nefarious activities under the Okyeso bridge.