By Joseph Nana Yaw Cobbina
A neglected and rejected Ngleshie Amanfro which formed part of the strongest hold of the ruling National Democratic Congress(NDC) suburb of Greater Accra Region, have lashed out at government for failing to transform the nation.
The legitimate chief of Ngleshie Amanfro Stool, Nii Kwashie Gborlor IV in lifestyle known as Humphery Dzartor Botchway told Weekly Observer Newspaper, made this known whilst got angry, after inspecting the deplorable road network in the community.
?Today, as you can see, the NHIS, NIA, STX housing project, the MMT? in fact, everything has collapsed. This government has left them all behind, without doing anything about them, but rather doing different things,? the Nii Gborlor IV hinted.
The angry chief lamented that Ghana lacks infrastructure and developmental projects, because the leaders lack the vision to transform the nation.
He further expressed the need for an immediate and necessary action on the failing social and economic infrastructure in the Ngleshie Amanfro, adding that traditional rulers are to play leading roles in the cake of the national development.
?We note with regret that at the end of our tour today, we have found our roads in highly unacceptable condition for a region that does not only contribute enormously to the national economy, but also holds great potential for agriculture, forestry and small scale industrial production,? the chief lamented.
On his part,Numo Kankam, the Priest of the Ngleshie Amanfro Divisional Council, noted that the neglect of roads in general had contributed greatly to poverty. He added that, post harvest losses in the agricultural sector had reached an unprecedented level in the community.
The Wulomo noted that from toll boot-Amanfro Junction road linked to the main township is a major example of the bad state of roads in the region. The 47-kilometer stretch from Tollboot to Amanfro junction linked to the township is an integral part of the Trans-African Highway Network.
The road network in Kingstown, Oboam and other areas are the clearest examples of the deplorable road network in the community.
Numo Kankam further tasked the government to release funds to the Minister of Roads and Transport to conduct an inspection tour of roads in the region to personally assess the condition of the roads and make strenuous efforts to remedy the situation.
He also appeal to legislatures, Judicial, Minister for chieftaincy affairs and the President H.E. John Mahama to replied some clauses from the chieftaincy Act to enable the court to prosecute claimant chiefs who paraded themselves as chiefs to set an example for other to panic.