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General News of Monday, 15 October 2018

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Police arrest 10 demonstrators at Oduman

The police have so far arrested ten people who were part of a demonstration staged Monday morning at Oduman in the Ga West Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra region to register their anger against the deplorable nature of roads in the area.

Graphic Online’s Emelia Ennin Abbey who is at the demonstration grounds reports that the police also fired warning shots and tear gas at the demonstrators to disperse them while the demonstrators pelted the police with stones.

Background

Hundreds of residents of four communities in the Ga West Municipal Assembly in the Greater Accra Region Monday morning staged a demonstration to register their displeasure at the deplorable nature of the roads in the area.

The angry demonstrators who were mainly the youth, transport owners, drivers and traders were from Afuaman, Manhean, Nsakina and Oduman.

They blocked the main road that linked Afuaman-Manhean to the Ablekuma- Awoshie road by burning used car tyres.

Some of them were clad in red and they prevented both private and commercial vehicles from moving.

They chanted war songs and called for the Member of Parliament (MP) for Amasaman, Mr Emmanuel Nii Okai Laryea, the Municipal chief Executive (MCE), Mr Clement Nii Willkinson and the Minister of Roads and Transport to fix the road before they incure the wrath of the people.

They said the bad roads have led to the lost of lives of especially sick persons who were being transported to hospitals, pregnant women miscarrying and road users being attacked by criminals who take advantage of the bad roads.