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‘MƐƐba Teshie’ demo held

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The demonstration began at 5am from the Adjorman Roundabout in Teshie

Residents of Teshie in Accra have today, Tuesday, 30 May 2023, held a demonstration.

The demonstration dubbed ‘MƐƐba Teshie’ meaning ‘Why Teshie’, is to draw government’s attention to the poor state of the roads in the area.

The demonstration began at 5am from the Adjorman Roundabout in Teshie.

Commercial vehicles in the community did not work leaving passengers stranded.

The demonstrators were clad in red shirts wielding placards, some of which read: “Our ancestors are not happy with you, fix our roads now; No maintenance no road toll; High repair costs fix our roads; Teshie is losing productive man hours.”

Others are “We can’t drive in the manholes any longer; We are suffering in the land of our birth, fix our roads,” among others.

The protesters presented a petition to the traditional leaders of the area.

Despite indications that the contractor had moved to site to begin work on the Teshie roads, residents still maintained they would embark on the ‘Fix our roads demo’.

This followed announcements by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area that work had begun on the roads. 

Speaking at a press conference held on Monday, 29 May 2023, the Ledzokuku MCE disclosed that the contractor moved to the site last week, hence, work had commenced on the roads in the community. 

“From last week a contractor has been brought on location to start the work of fixing the roads for us,” the MCE said.

He indicated that the steps being taken by government to fix the roads in the community are a sure mark of a listening government.

“I think that if you wanted a surer sign of how attentive or how much of a listening government, this government is this is the example we have. 

“That we have quickly mobilised that when we said we’ll fix the road it wasn’t just political talk we meant it and we’re doing it,” the MCE stressed.

But reacting to this in a notice, the organisers said: “We have allowed our leaders to ride over us for a long time and this is time to arise as Ghana youth for our dear community and country...”

“We cannot allow our leaders to keep making promises without fulfilling them,” the organisers indicated in statement.

It continued that: “No amount of suppression will halt this demonstration. We have seen some machines on the ground good for us, we’re making progress, but the ‘MƐƐba Teshie Fix our roads demo' is coming on,” the organisers added.

“Let’s do this for our community,” the demonstrators urged.

Source: Adiku