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W/R : Samreboi residents give gov't two-weeks ultimatum to fix bad roads in the area

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Traditional leaders and residents of Samreboi in the Western North Region have given government two-weeks ultimatum to fix the bad roads in the area.

The residents today embarked on a massive demonstration to register their displeasure over the bad nature of roads from Samreboi to Prestea Nkwanta.

Residents, mostly cocoa farmers have lamented how the road network is taking a toll on their vehicles and economic activities.

The demonstrators have so far created a blockade at the Aboi junction on the road from Samreboi to Asankragwa to express their disgust with the poor state of the 74-kilometre road which runs through the Mumuni and Prestea junctions.

A spokesperson for the residents, Alhaji Issah Seidu, told Citi FM that traders and commercial drivers will halt their activities to join the demonstration to have their road which is part of the cocoa road project fixed as soon as possible.

“All the market women have decided to join the demonstration. All of them are participating so they are not moving. They have voluntarily decided to join to tell the government that, they are very concerned about this bad road. “

Samreboi hosts one of the biggest timber firms in the country called Samartex. Protestors are burning tyres and wielding placards with varied inscriptions to drum home their demands.

 Chief for the area, Nana Aka Andoh has also given government two-weeks ultimatum to fix the roads or the residents will do worse to press home their demands.