Commercial Drivers in the Odumasi Krobo district have threatened to withdraw their services if government fails to fix poor roads in the area.
The drivers said the poor nature of the roads keeps causing damage to their vehicles as well as causing lots of accidents and hampering business activities.
They also said roads leading to Asesewa, Sekesua, and Akateng, all major foodstuff growing areas in the Eastern Region have all become impassable.
Secretary of the Odumasi Krobo Branch of GPRTU Opata Kpabitey told Citi News
he hoped their action will elicit a positive response.
“It is not only in Odumase Krobo but all the GPRTUs in our district and that of lower Manya.
What we plan to do is to allow the drivers stay without operation for maybe a day….
Now on the Asesewa road there are accidents here and there.
Personally, I wish the highways would divert the road.
Throughout Ghana, there is no mining area that did not have a highway from site to plant so why can’t Odumase Krobo alone have our own?”
Kpabitey has also asked government to find alternative routes for heavy duty truck which ply the towns’ roads.
“What we are trying to say is that the people and the company must understand that what we are doing is to their benefit.
Here we are unable to build roads so why would the government not step in to help us?
All our roads are spoilt and if they come repair it today, tomorrow it will spoil again so they should repair the roads and design a diversion for the heavy duty trucks,” he said.
Kpabitey added that “at the appropriate time, we will strike but not do anything to physically disturb anybody, but we will go about our normal duties anyhow so the public will know something is wrong.”