Dunkwa residents express grave concern over state of Dunkwa bridge

Residents of Dunkwa on Offin in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality are worried over the bad state of the Dunkwa bridge that connects Dunkwa to adjoining regions like Ashanti, Western and part of the Central Religion
Residents say the usage of the bridge by huge mining trucks has further weakened its foundation and fears it may soon collapse if urgent attention is not given to it.
It is one of the busiest and major bridges in the Upper Denkyira East enclave since the area is a major mining area which sees huge mining trucks access the bridge.
The residents have therefore questioned the structural integrity of the bridge and fear that it might collapse and eventually disconnect residents from the adjoining regions if it is not attended to.
Road users and residents observe that the bridge often shakes when vehicles ply it.

The situation gets worse when huge trucks carrying timber and mining equipments ply it as its shakes the very foundations of the bridge.
They want government to consider expansion works on the stretch since it has become difficult for huge trucks to ply them as a result of its narrowness.
The residents also anger over the encroachment of the Dunkwa On Offin river by galamseyers who use huge machines which vibration effects affect the very foundation of the bridge.
The Municipal Chief Executive for Upper Denkyira East Ebenezer Appiah Forson said efforts have been made to contact the maintenance department of the Ghana Highway Authority to consider a new bridge as a alternative.
The Chief of Dunkwa on Offin in the Central region, Okofrobour Dr, Obeng Nuakoh III has therefore renewed his appeal to the government to take steps to fix the bridge over Offin River in order to save lives.

He also called on the people to be careful during this political campaign period in order not to get hatred from people,
According to him ,he has already spoken to all his Chiefs and Queen mother’s not to involve themselves in party politics.
He advised voters to cast their votes according to the welfare.
The chief also called on the Youth not to be influenced to indulge in criminal activities by politicians. END

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