HO: Concerned citizens to demonstrate against city authorities over deplorable Alale bridge

By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss|Ho

A pressure group called Concerned Citizens of Ho has scheduled its most anticipated demonstration for Tuesday, October 24, to express their displeasure with the Ho Municipal Urban Roads Engineer and two other city authorities regarding the poor condition of the Alale bridge section that crosses Ho Ola Traffic, the Ho Main Market, and the Lorry Station.

This was stated in a letter sent to the police in accordance with the Public Order Act of 1994, Act 491 to give notice of the planned peaceful street protest against three city authorities,Hon. Dr. Yao Archibald Letsa, the Volta Regional Minister, Hon. Richard Divine Bosson, the Ho Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), and the Ho Municipal Urban Roads Engineer, Mr Gershon Bannerman.

The pressure group stated that their decision to take to the streets is a result of the failure to respond to the request to fix the section of the O.L.A- Asigame road in the Central Business District of the Ho Township that is impassable on, as per the attached release that was brought to their individual attention more than three weeks ago.

They argued that the fact that none of these public officials made even a token public acknowledgment or statement on the issue reeks of complete disregard and a lack of consideration for the misery of the populace despite the fact that they are being paid with regular taxpayers’ hard-earned money.

The protest, according to the group, will take place between 8 and 11 a.m. with 50 to 200 participants. They will gather at the Amegashie bridge and march first to the Ho Municipal Assembly through the OLA traffic light, down Civics Center to the Ghana Commercial Bank Road, and finally all the way to the assembly’s premises to deliver a copy of their petition to Hon. Divine Bosson, the MCE.

The group will return from the Ho Municipal Assembly via the Civics Center, the Goil-Accra Road, PWD, and up to the Urban Roads premises to give the Engineer’s copy.

The group stated that after leaving the Urban Roads property, they will travel to the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) offices by crossing the Residency road, turning left at the GBC traffic lights, and continuing straight to the VRCC grounds. There, they will present the Regional Minister with the third and final copy of the petition before dispersing the crowd with a brief thank-you from the leadership, which will be led by Vincent Hodoli, a.k.a. Torgodomakpa.

In their letter, the group requests a meeting with the regional police command before the scheduled time in order to streamline the process and ensure that both the group’s leadership and the police uphold their obligations under the Public Order Act to ensure the success of a peaceful protest, the maintenance of law and order, and the protection of people’s lives and property.

Copies of the letter has been served to the offices of the trio including the Registrar and the Asorgli State Togbe Howusu XII, the warlord (Awafia) of the Asorgli State.

Source: www.ignewss.com|Ghana

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