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General News of Monday, 12 November 2018

Source: peacefmonline.com

Police steps in as Madina-Adenta residents hit the streets

Residents of Madina-Adenta on Monday, 12th November, 2018, embarked on a peaceful demonstration to put pressure on government to complete footbridges in their municipality.

The demonstration comes on the back of rising pedestrian deaths on the Highway sparking chaos and roadblocks by the residents.

Reports indicate that over hundred residents have been killed on the Madina-Adenta road due to the lack of footbridges.

On the 8th of November 2018, a first year female student of the West Africa Senior High School (WASS) was killed by a speeding vehicle in an attempt to cross the road on the Madina-Adentan Highway.

This was the straw that broke the camel's back as angry residents blocked the roads in protest of government's unresponsiveness to their cries.

A coalition called 'fixourfootbridgesnow' to drum home their demands, thus planned to embark on what they called a peaceful walk from Adenta Barrier to Madina.

However, the police stopped them from moving to the Madina-Adenta township; demanding that they end the protest at the Ritz Junction.

Meanwhile, the coalition has planned to embark on another demonstration in ten days time if government fails to respond to their request.