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Deplorable Wooden Bridge Threatening Lives Of Innocent Famers and Children at Akuapem Domeabra

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Farmers and people of Domeabra, a farming community in the Akuapem North municipality are asking Government to come to their rescue to help salvage or solve a life threatening situation in their community.

According to them, the Bridge that joins their community to some communities about 8 communities near suhum built in 1808 by Swiss missionaries led by Engineer Jacob Isliker serving Cocoa and Peasant Famers is a verge of collapsing due to lack of Maintenance.

The bridge that serves Cocoa farmers and children in the communities and villages has trapped many people.

As only in this year, 5 children have been trapped dead in the densu river which the bridge is on.

A visit to the Wharf at Domeabra and mmetiamu, the farmers lamented that, they have no choice and other means to cross the river than to put their lives in danger and access the tattered wooden bridge at Mmetiamu.

Speaking to Michael Akrofi Akrofi, the farmers claimed that, when it rain, all their Agricultural and socio economic activities as well as education is affected.

Therefore the need for the government to come to their rescue to help give them a new bridge.

Also, Residents staying in the communities behind the wharf namely, Abrodi3m, Anomansa, Mia wani, Koransan
Kukua, Akorabo explained that, they carry ill persons at their back and pregnant women to cross the Deplorable bridge to access health care.

The situation also affects them because most at time they end up losing their beloved ones

Making life difficult and unpleasant for them.

Some schools children using the bridge also shared their experience using the Deplorable bridge.

The Queen mother for the Akuapem Domeabra on her part expressed worry over the situation and also disappointment in successive government’s for not help to put their bridge in a good state to get to this state.

NANA OYE APIM ASIWAA 1 Domeabra Queen mother added that residents and farmers are always on her with complaints about the bridge.

Several letters has been written to authorities responsible but no action or response.

Finally, the Assembly man for the Area, Mr. Charles Adu on his part narrated action and role played to draw the attention of authorities and the Akuapem North municipal Assembly to urgently come to the rescue of the farmers and residents accessing the bridge. As its a life threatening situation.

Source: Michael Akrofi

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