Residents in Tema including traders and drivers have appealed to the government to fix the inner roads in the Municipality to make living comfortable for them.
The residents identified some roads on the DVLA stretch, Unilever stretch, and Fishing Harbour station.
They said the roads had been in a continuous state of deterioration for years and it was affecting their health and destroying their vehicles.
They complained about the difficulty they had to endure whenever it rained and wondered why the Assembly had allowed the roads to deteriorate while they could be maintained.
Mr Samuel Kofi Amoako a worker and resident told the Ghana News Agency in Tema in an interview that almost every portion of the road on the DVLA stretch had developed deep gullies and passing through with the vehicles has become difficult.
“This is DVLA where, roadworthy, vehicle insurance is issued but the road is not vehicle worthy, and other things are done but look at the roads. When it rains you can’t use the roads even by foot, the government must intervene,” Mr. Simon Amegashie said.
Mr. Isaac Ashai Odamtten, Member of Parliament for Tema East Constituency reacting to the issue in an interview with the Ghana News Agency said he draw the attention of the rightful authorities to find solutions to it because Tema contributed significantly to the revenue basket of the country.
He added that the unavailability of drainages in some parts and the choked drainages in some other areas which release the effluent into the roads contributed to the degrading nature of the roads.
“I want to call on the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, Urban roads, Roads, and Highways to ensure that whoever the roads have been awarded to comes back to make the roads motorable,” Mr. Odamtten stated.
He said on the DVLA stretch, there were a lot of important facilities that contributed their quota to national development as such, the roads needed to be done to fast-track their operations.