#SafeMotorway4All: Maintenance of Accra-Tema Motorway must be a priority, says Carlos Ahenkorah

The Accra-Tema Motorway is an essential artery for Ghana’s economy, linking the largest port in the country with the capital city

The MP for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah, has said that poor engineering and maintenance can lead to deterioration of road surfaces, including the wearing away of bitumen, particularly on the Accra-Tema Motorway.

Bitumen is a common material used in road construction and is known for its durability and resistance to water and other environmental factors.

Asaase Radio has commenced a public interest campaign series that will spotlight the importance of maintaining critical infrastructure and citizens’ power in bringing about change. The campaign promises to bring critical attention to an issue that affects the lives of many Ghanaians, starting with the Accra-Tema Motorway.

Speaking to Asaase News, Ahenkorah said maintaining roads in Ghana should be the priority of officials.

“It can still be affected by heavy traffic, weather, and other factors,” the lawmaker said. “To prevent the wearing away of bitumen, proper engineering and maintenance practices are essential.”

He proposed creating a maintenance budget to sustain the temporary bituminous patches on the motorway.

Watch excerpts of the interview conducted by Asaase 99.5 Accra’s Caleb Ahinakwah: 

About campaign

The Accra-Tema Motorway is an essential artery for Ghana’s economy, linking the largest port in the country with the capital city.

However, years of neglect and lack of maintenance have left the N1 in a state of disrepair, leading to accidents and traffic congestion.
In line with #SeeSomethingSaySomething and the government’s efforts to urge all Ghanaians to be active “citizens, not spectators”, the #SafeMotorway4All campaign will identify key challenges to the smooth working of the N1 and push for action to address these.
Don’t forget to join the campaign by sharing your experiences, appeals and solutions on social media with the hashtags #SafeMotorway4all.

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