Commercial drivers and residents of Osudoku in the Shai Osudoku district are expected to embark on a massive demonstration this morning over the deplorable state of roads from Akuse Junction to Akuse Township, Asutsuary to Osuwem, and Volivo.
The road continues to deteriorate worsening the plight of commuters.
According to them, the deplorable roads in the area are negatively affecting the local economy and driving away investors.
The leaders of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) petitioned Shai-Osudoku District Assembly to at least reshape the roads in the meantime, however, has fallen on deaf ears.
Residents in Eastern Region continue to complain about poor roads, however, Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Kwame Acheampong on September 19, 2022, during his turn of Meet the Press at the Information Ministry disclosed that a total of 1,487.62km of road has been completed in the Region since 2017.
He said a total of 5,404.79km of road; he said has been awarded to contractors since 2017.
The Minister said out of the number completed, 206km of road was done under the supervision of the Department of Urban roads, 440.38km and 246km of roads under the supervision of the Feeder roads department, and 595.24km of road by the Ghana Highway Authority.
1,487km roads fully completed in Eastern Region since 2017 – Minister
He noted that under the urban roads, a 101km road has been rehabilitated and asphalt lay over a 100km road.
These roads were financed with the road fund and funds from COCOBOD.
The roads constructed are; Akropong town roads (3.8km), Nkawkaw town roads (11.25km), Atiwa East and West District town roads (16.10km), Birim Central in Akyem Oda (0.7km), New Juaben North (9.21km), New Juaben South (18.30km), Kyebi town roads (12.4km), Kade town roads (11.4km), Suhum town roads (2.6km), Apirede (1.7km), Atiwa West District town roads (5.5km), etc.
Asphaltic overlay has also been completed on roads such as the Koforidua and Effiduase town roads, Abuakwa south roads, Akropong town roads, Peduase town roads, Suhum town roads, Birim Central town roads, Asamankese town roads, Atiwa West district town roads and Denkyembour town roads.