The Bantamahene , Baffuor Owusu Amankwatia VI has pleaded with government to construct flyovers to ease vehicular and human traffic in the Ashanti Region.
The Chief wants government to at least construct one fly-over to help with the traffic situation in Kumasi, the second-largest city in Ghana.
“Until government tries to build overheads for this city, it will be challenging for us to get over the traffic jams that we have been experiencing,” he said in an interview with myjoyonline.
The war marshall of the Asantehene however welcomed government’s commitment to improving road infrastructure across the country, especially the ongoing developmental works on inner roads in urban areas in Kumasi, Accra , Sekondi , Tema etc.
“When you look at the development in Kumasi, especially our roads, now we would say that the government has started trying to, you know, sort out the inner roads, but then the problem is the sort of traffic jam that we experience in Kumasi”
Traffic congestion is a major phenomenon in most Ghanaian cities, especially in market centers resulting in massive delays, a decrease in productivity and reduction in sales.
Road infrastructure are expected to help boost movement of people, goods and services, but in his view this cannot be achieved when fly-overs are not constructed at areas where there are traffic congestion.
”The problem really is the sort of traffic jam that we experience in Kumasi” he lamented.
Source: SilverNews | SilverFM