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General News of Thursday, 8 November 2018


Adentan-Madina highway accidents: Angry residents block highway to protest

Tension seems to be escalating in some parts of the Adentan Municipality as aggrieved residents have taken the law in their hands by blocking the Madina-Adenta-Aburi highway to protest the surge in killings by drivers.

The angered residents have burned tyres and lined them up as a blockade.

Residents say the prolonged time in constructing the walkover across the highway has led to several deaths on the stretch. Despite promises by government to intervene and facilitate the construction of the bridge, residents continue to get injured or killed by speeding vehicles.


Since January 2018, more than 118 people have died on the Adenta stretch of the highway, which has no pedestrians crossing.

The six footbridges at vantage points between the Madina-Adenta stretch started after the completion of the highway, has remained uncompleted.

The death toll on the stretch has mobilised the youth of Adenta to begin a campaign to get officials to complete the bridges.

Their appeals, however, have not yielded results, with the Ministry of Roads, the Parliamentary Select Committee on Roads and Highways, as well as the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) acknowledging the receipt of the letters by the youth, but not acting.

The highway leads to the Peduase Lodge, the presidential retreat and recreational mansion as well as Dodowa.