Aged Akwaasua Tano bridge now a death trap

Residents of Akwaasua, a farming community in the Sunyani West District of the Bono Region is calling for immediate attention of the authorities as a bridge connecting the community and its environs has become a death trap.

The over a decade bridge, according to history they narrated is at the verge of collapsing despite the community’s recent intervention of replacing ripped off metals with thick logs.

Upon Ark News visit to the community, drivers and commuters who ply the road said they fear a day might come a vehicle could fall off the bridge into the Tano river where lives could be lost.

Residents who live behind the bridge from Akwaasua added, drivers always deny taken them back to their villages especially during rainy seasons when they come to trade at Akwaasua and Chiraa.

Speaking to one nursing mother Adiza she narrated her ordeal saying, on that fateful night when she was in labour, a driver who lives in Akwaasua declined coming for her to Chiraa for delivery due to the poor state of the bridge and not for the intervention of a self acclaimed midwife, she could have lost her life and that of the unborn child.

They are therefore calling on the Sunyani West Assembly to fix the aged bridge immediately to prevent any regrettable disaster.      

News Reporter

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