Former Municipal Chief Executive [MCE] for Ga Central Municipality in the Greater Accra, Dr. Emmanuel Lamptey says street lights on the Awoshie – Pokuase highway would be working in March, 2022.
According to him, the Technical Capacity and the Financial resources impeded the Assembly’s functions to make sure the lights are working.
In an interview with Okogyeabour Ocran on Accra-based Kingdom Ghana Kwanso, said
‘’ It’s unfortunate some residents destroy the underground cables that connect the street light to function’’ This he said has made work difficult for operators to fix.
Dr. Emmanuel Lamptey explained that, the 17KM Road which was funded by the African Development Fund [ADF] and the Ghana government with the Huge Sum of $132m under the Late President J.E. A Mills administration in 2011.
Adding that, the faulty traffic lights will be fixed “It has been long overdue. I have complained to the authorities to fix the light in order to end an unwanted road accident. The light has been off for almost about four years now and it has not been fixed
”some of the Control Panels for the traffic lights were out dated ones and got spoilt along the line but the report from the Urban Roads to the assembly revealed that, One control Panel will cost the state $ 38,000” he explain.
Responding to the encroachment of the pedestrians walk ways by some traders, Dr. Emmanuel attributed it to recalcitrance on the part of the people as he says he has personally warned them but they refused to listen.