By: Evans Attah Akangla| ignewss|Ho
The Concern Citizens of Ho set to hit the street of Ho to demonstrate against the Volta regional minister, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) and the Urban Engineer after MCE failed to fulfil his promised to fix the 20/8.2 meters portion of the Alale Bridge.
The pressure group initially set Tuesday October 24 to demonstrate against the Volta Regional Minister Hon Archibald Yao Letsa, the Urban Roads Engineer Ing. Gershon Kabutey Bannaman and the Ho Municipal Chief Executive MCE Hon. Divine Richard Komla Bosson in what they term as a neglect by the trio to fix the portion of the said road after completion of the bridge.
In an emergency meeting summon by the Municipal Chief Executive in the Ho Municipal Assembly conference Hall on Tuesday October 17, 2023 Hon. Bosson halted their action and pleased with them to exercise patience as he promised two weeks for works to start.
He however mentioned to the group that the assembly has plans to finish the road portion in question in addition to some other important road project in the town with part of some fund secured from the Urban Development Grant (Secondary City Project Funding)
Furthermore, he assured them that he will be given the draft evaluation report when approved, then the contract will be signed and, in a week, or two the Assembly will use the world bank loan by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo under the Secondary City Project Funding to fund some projects the assembly has tender in.
In a letter dated Wednesday November 1 2023 addressed to the Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service in accordance with the Public Order Act 1994 act 491 the concern pressure group stated that the group is set to hit the street as a result of failure by the authorities to pay heed to their plight to fix the unmotorable Amegashie Bridge portion of the OLA – Asigame road.
They accused the trio of being adamant of their plight after three weeks of their notice to them ” Not even a public acknowledgement nor statement on the subject matter from anyone of these public officers, smacking of total disrespect and lack of sensitivity towards the plight of the citizenry, but are being paid through the ordinary tax payers sweat” letter said in part
The letter undersigned by Nine members of the group indicated Thursday November 9 2023 between 8am and 11am with members numbering 50 to 200 will converge at the Amegashie Bridge in a peaceful demonstration to march to the offices of the city authorities to drum home their concern