Nkwanta North: Drivers fix pothole-ridden Kpassa-Nkwanta road

The road is one section of the 696-kilometre Eastern Corridor, which will run from Tema in the Greater Accra Region to Kulungugu in the Upper East

Drivers in Kpassa, in the Nkwanta North District of the Oti Region, have made several appeals to the government to fix the Nkwanta-Kpassa road, which has many potholes that pose a danger to commuters.

So, the drivers decided to fix the potholes themselves after their appeals received no positive feedback.

The road is part of the 696-kilometre Eastern Corridor, which will run from Tema in the Greater Accra Region to Kulungugu in the Upper East. This is the shortest route linking the northern part of Ghana to the south. 

Drivers say the poor condition of the road sometimes leads to fatal accidents. They add that market women and sick people are unable to commute because of the road’s deplorable state.

This persuaded them to fix it to make it more motorable and prevent accidents. However, they threatened to boycott the national elections if the road is not fixed properly.

In an interview with Asaase News, the municipal chief executive for Nkwanta South, Bright Kwame Lenwah, said that efforts to fix the road in collaboration with the Oti Regional Minister, Joshua Makubu, had proved futile.

He added that the Chinese construction company China Jiangxi International Co-operation, which was contracted to undertake the local project, left the community about three years ago without completing the work.

Lenwah pledged that the contract would be awarded to another construction company. He appealed to drivers and other road users to be patient as local officials go through processes to ensure that the road gets fixed.

Reporting by Solomon Mensah-Ahiable (Oti Region)

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