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Poor desilting of mudslide on Accra-Kasoa highway major cause of traffic jam – Commuters bemoan

Motorists and commuters who ply the Accra-Kasoa highway have blamed the cause of heavy traffic jam on the stretch on a perennial mudslide on the highway which has taken parts of the road and chocked the gutters.

This, they say, has rendered a part of the stretch impassable raising serious concern among Kasoa residents and the travelling public on the stretch.

Any time it rains the water draws silt and mud and heap it on one side of the highway thus causing huge vehicular traffic as cars negotiate the road to avoid the mud.

With the Kasoa tollbooth causing a lot of traffic, the silt and mud make the situation worse.

Speaking on 3kwanso Te s3nsegment on Accra-based Original 91.9FM’s morning show, Adwenekasa, commercial drivers and passengers expressed their displeasure concerning the situation.

“The heavy vehicular traffic is caused by sand from a nearby hill washed unto the road which has chocked the gutters and taken over part of the road, we buy fuel at a huge price and spend it all in traffic, the government should come to our aid because we are suffering,” driver, Emmanuel Obeng said.

Kwame Sam, a passenger also suggested eradicating the problem the Ghana Highway Authority need to expand the road and also move the tollbooth to a better place.

“Further expansion of the road or relocation of the tollbooth is the only solution to this daily problem, it is very worrying to spend more than 2 hours in a lorry before getting to work,” he added.

By: Ernestina Mawufemor Afake | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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