The chief and people of Kukua, a major food-producing community in the Suhum Municipality of the Eastern Region, has called for the urgent reshaping of the feeder road linking Kukua to Amanhyia, Korasan, Akorabo and Supreso, now in a deplorable condition, This would facilitate the carting of farm produce-cassava, plantain and citrus fruits, which are left to rot at KuKua, to commercial centres, to help boost the incomes of farmers and other traders.
Nana Budu Asare, the chief of Kukua told the Ghana News Agency that the undulating clay-like/muddy nature of the road, is the cause of the rampant accidents, while also impoverishing farmers and other traders.
The chief described the road network of the area as a death-trap and expressed worry about at the Jato – Kwahyia stretch on the Kukua – Suhum road, where clay formed part of the road.
He also expressed disquiet about another impassable spot at Supreso, between Akorabo and Koforidua, where a number of taxi cabs and Urvan mini buses carrying passengers and luggage get stuck the mud.
Nana Budu Asare said the bad nature of the Kukua – Akorabo route which had developed deep potholes and is a real nightmare to road users traveling from Kukua to Suhum since the normal travel time of 20minutes had been extended to 45 minutes.
“Last year, the government started work on the Mangoase – Kukua – Akorabo – Amanhyia – Suhum road network but the completed portion from Mangoase in the Akuapem North Municipality, ended at the outskirt of Kukua Municipality and we are now struggling to make round trips to Suhum”, he noted.