Madina-Adentan Highway: Work on footbridges progressing steadily

By Mutala Yakubu
Madina-Adenta Highway
Madina-Adentan Highway: Work on footbridges progressing steadily

The much talked about Madina-Adentan Highway uncompleted footbridges is seeing some progress as work is moving steadily.


The President visited the area as part of his three-day working tour of the Greater Accra Region this week.

Background

Accidents on the Adentan-Madina Highway have claimed many lives.

A recent accident occurred on November 2, 2018, when a young lady was knocked down and killed by a speeding vehicle.

About a week later, a student of WASS was also hit and killed under similar circumstances when she attempted crossing the highway.

Both incidents sparked spontaneous riots, leading to the burning of used tyres and the blocking of the road to traffic. The police had to intervene to quell the agitations.

The youth of Madina, Adentan and Pantang later mobilised themselves into a movement, ‘#fixourfootbridegesnow!’ which trended on social media and radio stations to press home the need to complete work on the six footbridges along the highway.

The continuous appeals and agitation by the people subsequently attracted the attention of the Minister of Roads, Mr Kwesi Amoako Atta, who announced resumption of work on the bridges this year.

The President’s visit is, therefore, expected to reassure the people of the government’s commitment to get the bridges fixed.

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