3 Persons Die Over Poor State Of Bridge At Assin Aworoso
Residents of Assin Aworoso in the Assin South District of Central Region have bemoaned the poor state of a bridge on river Onwa that connects about 18 communities. According to the aggrieved residents, the situation obstructs commercial and agricultural activities and farmers are unable to transport farm produce to their homes and market centers whenever it rains.
The former Assembly member of the area, Mr. Benjamin Amoaning revealed that one Madam Banafo, a farmer was bitten by a snake while working on his farm but they could not cross the river to transport her to the hospital because the river had overflowed its banks then.
The woman sadly died as a result. He said another woman and a student also died through a similar manner. Students usually lose contact hours whenever it rains until the water subsides and thus it is having dire consequences on the academic performance of students.
Meanwhile, some of the indigenes sharing their ordeal recounted that the problem has existed for the past 30 years as it has hugely affected their living conditions. The Krontihene of Assin Aworoso, Nana Kwame Amantey said that all efforts to get the attention of the authorities of Assin South have proven futile. He, therefore, appealed to benevolent organizations and well-meaning individuals to come to their aid lest his people are dying.