Several commuters had to walk to work or left stranded on Monday as taxi drivers at Hohoe in the Volta region abandoned their vehicles to work on the deplorable roads within the area.

The over 100 drivers were said to have embarked on what they called ‘communal labour’ to patch the pothole-ridden roads after several complaints to authorities to fix the problem yielded no result.

According to them, the deplorable state of the roads, which has worsened with the onset of the rains, was having adverse effect on their vehicles and meagre resources.

The situation compelled many residents to trek to their workplaces, as traders struggled with wares to market, since Monday is a market day in the area.

The drivers who abandoned their daily routine from 6am to 6pm, were seen using wheelbarrows, head pans, and shovels to fill the numerous potholes with laterite reportedly provided by the municipal assembly.

The action of the drivers was said to have brought economic activities in the area to a halt, as commuters got stranded at the various taxi joints.

The Hohoe Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Peter Abomah also joined the drivers in the road patching exercise.

Source: Ghana/ Atsivor

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