Buokrom Estate residents cry for help

Residents of Truba in the Kumasi metropolis have had their movements and economic activities disrupted, following the total collapse of the bridge that linked them to nearby communities, making life unbearable for them.

The bridge, which links them to Buokrom Estate, Duase and Kenyasi, was destroyed following a devastated rainfall that hit Kumasi and its environs on Thursday, June 28, 2018, which destroyed properties and resulted in loss of lives.

Vehicular movements have been seriously affected, especially for the school children who commute to other communities for classes as they have to resort to long alternative routes to their destinations, affecting their classes’ hours.

A visit to the area showed that the bridge which was near collapse before the rainfall, had broken into pieces and most parts falling into the river, making it impassable.

A resident, Kwame Opoku, told reporters that the collapse of the bridge had created a lot of problems for them in their economic activities.

“Before the rain destroyed the bridge, we were afraid of using it as it was at a near collapse, now it has been destroyed by the recent heavy downfall. We can’t go to the market to trade, those who farm in the other communities can no longer go. Even some school children are at home because they cannot swim to school, those who go use long alternative routes, which comes with a cost” he lamented.

Another resident, Opambour Mensah, also complained that “before the collapse of the bridge, we appealed to the MP of the area, Hon. Collins Owusu Amankwa but we are yet to hear any positive response from him. You know this road links to communities like Duaae and Kenyase, and so we are appealing to the MP of Kwabre East, Francisca Mensah Oteng, to assist in its reconstruction but she too is doing nothing about.”


Story: News Desk

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