Roads in Ghana Protests erupt in Northern and Volta Regions over poor state of roads

In the Volta region, protestors said persistent appeals to the government to fix their roads have proved futile.

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There were concurrent protests in the Northern and Volta regions Wednesday afternoon over the poor state of roads.

In Kumbungu in the Northern region, the protest turn chaotic after the police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

 

The police fired the tear gas after the crowd wanted to deviate from the designated protest roots to the premises of the District Assembly.

The agreement was that the leadership of the protestors will enter the premises of the assembly to present the petition to the assembly authorities.

In the Volta region, protestors said persistent appeals to the government to fix their roads have proved futile.

Protestors in Volta Region   play

Protestors in Volta Region

 

 

The protestors, largely drown from the Takla, Hodzo and Kpanoe Traditional areas, were cladded in red and wielding placards to express their anger.

Some of the placards read "no roads, no vote", "Our roads, our roads" among others.

Protestors in Volta Region play

Protestors in Volta Region

 

“We are tired of the plenty lip services paid to our road and this time, we are resolute to boycott the elections if the road is not fixed," one protestors to told Accra-based Starr FM.

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