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Just Promise Us Anything. Critical News, 7th October 2012

Posted by Business in Ghana on October 7, 2012

Sydney Casely-Hayford,

Pothole, potholes.  Once the rains come down, potholes grow everywhere in Accra.  Places I have driven to many times have grown large craters and they are multiplying.  I trundled to Dome over the weekend on my way to the Black Rasta, Ras Kimono reggae concert in Aburi and there were potholes like amoeba chains all over the road and even the ramps in Christian Village.  The ramps meant to slow you down to save lives have got potholes right in the middle, so you have to avoid that part of the ramp and the gutter or ditch on the side.  I know we have a say here in Ghana that we do not have a maintenance culture, but that is just a translation from the real meaning that we do not make available enough funds to continue to maintain roads once we make them.  Look on the George Bush highway, just recently finished.  Within the first month after it was commissioned, someone crashed into a pole and collapsed it onto the middle walk lane.  It is still lying there destroyed, seven months later, no attempt to drag it away, if we can’t fix it.  Pedestrians maneuver their way around it as they dodge the oncoming traffic. Read the rest of this entry »

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