Manso youth demonstrate over poor roads

The youth staged a peaceful protest to register their displeasure at the government over the poor state of their roads

Youth in Manso in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti Region on Wednesday (3 November 2021) demonstrated over the terrible nature of their roads.

Clad in red and black clothing, the Concerned Youth of Amansie Youth trooped to the streets, marching from Agroyesum to Adubia in a peaceful protest to register their displeasure at the government over what they term as “neglect” in the share of the national cake. They held different inscribed placards that read, “Nana Kae Wo bohye”, “Amansie South deserves better”, “Enough of the bad roads”, amongst others.

Manso has been well noted for their huge contribution to the national economy, being the second largest producer of cocoa in the Ashanti region, and a producer of timber and gold amongst other natural resources. However, their contribution to the national economy has not been reflective in road infrastructure in the area.

The youth bemoaned the “unspeakable nature of the road” had gradually become a death trap for all residents.

“The appalling flooded road network has resulted in many preventable road traffic accidents, caused miscarriages of previous pregnancies, loss of harvest as a result of road blockage to farmlands,” an irate youth told Asaase News.

They say the appalling nature of the road has increased armed robbery attacks as unperceiving drivers have had no option than to slow down in the midst of huge potholes through the forests, being attacked by unscrupulous people at gunpoint.

The Amansie South Constituency has since 1992 voted in favour of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP). They have thus called for a fulfilment of the numerous promises made by the NPP severally during elections, emphasising that “Amansie South deserves better”.

The president of the group, Gordon Listowell is asking the President and the NPP government to fulfil the promises made to the people of Amansie during the 2020 general elections.

“We are here for development in our district, we want to experience tar on our roads, we want to have proper roads in the district, we are not asking for much from the government. All that we are asking for is for the President to visit us one more time as he visited us during the 2020 elections, to make a promise unto us. What we are pleading for is that the President should honour his promises made to the people of Amansie South District,” Listowell said.

Loretta Timah

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