Adenta Highway fatalities; work starts on footbridges within a week – sector Ministers

Adenta Highway fatalities; work starts on footbridges within a week – sector Ministers

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Roads & Highways, Transport and Interior says work on the footbridges on the Adentan-Madina Highway to start in

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The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Roads & Highways, Transport and Interior says work on the footbridges on the Adentan-Madina Highway to start in a week time.

This was contained in a joint statement signed by three sector Ministers less than 8 hours after a fresh fatality that triggered fresh outrage by residents.

[ads1]”Alarmed as the General Public has been on this matter, The Ministries and Agencies have been working in recent weeks to complete the procurement processes and resume work on the bridges” – The statement sighted by Awake News has said.

“Work on the uncompleted bridges is expected to commence within a week. Work is to be down on an accelerated basis with multiple contractors to ensure quick completion” – the statement added.

Less than two days to the planned vigil for those who lost the lives through being knocked down by vehicles on the Adenta-Madina Highway, a females student of the West Africa Senior High Scholl (WASS) met her untimely death when she got crushed by a vehicle at the Adenta Barrier.

The lifeless body of the students was still in the middle of the road when Awake News’ Efo Korsi Senyo got to the scene right under the uncompleted footbridge at the WASS junction.

The killing of student triggered fresh outrage by residents who got angry blocked the road with tyres, scraped fridges and set them ablaze. The billows of smoke clutch the atmosphere making the road with a 100km/hr speed limit unmotorable for over three hours.

Resident chants “No more deaths!”, “No roads”, “fix our footbridges now” among others.

The accident becomes the 195th recorded on the Madina-Adentan Highway in 2018 alone. The latest fatality is the first-year female student of the West Africa Senior High School (WASS).

The deceased is said to on the second batch of SHS students known as the Gold track and had gone to register for the beginning of her academic experience at the second cycle school. But sadly got knocked down by a taxi driver.

Source: AwakeNewsOnline.com | Efo Korsi Senyo