Mallam-Tetteh Quarshie road not accessible to Persons with Disabilities – Coalition

MCC funded Tetteh Quarshie-Mallam Highway

The Coalition for Development of Ghanaians (CODGHA), observed that despite the successful completion of work on the Mallam-Tetteh Quarshie road, it is not to the advantage of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs).

The group said the construction firm that undertook the project, seemed to have forgotten about the PWDs.

The CODGHA has been monitoring ongoing road works in the country, including “the Mallam-Tetteh Quarshie N1 Road Project.”

A statement issued by  CODGHA, copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra on Wednesday, said “all footbridges that have been constructed at Aboafunu, Apenkwa, Abrante Spot, Kata International Hostel, and Been To Complex, were not accessible by persons with disabilities.

It said CODGHA investigations revealed that a footbridge should be cited at Nii Boye Junction where majority of pedestrians, especially school children cross the road to board transport to their various destinations.

These footbridges mentioned were constructed without taking into account where they were actually needed, and said: “We believe that when this is done, lives that are been lost as a result of frequent car knock downs would be reduced.”

The statement called on engineers, contractors and Government to be mindful of the Disability Law, seeks that persons with disability should have access to every public facility.

It called on the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) and Government to with immediate effect, initiate measures to make the road accessible to persons with disabilities.

The statement said: “MiDA should also consider constructing another footbridge in-between Abrante Spot and Apenkwa”.

The CODGHA also expresses its appreciation to the US Government for ensuring the construction of the road.

Source: GNA

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