Issues regarding faulty traffic and street lights at some major roads in Accra is gradually becoming a national canker.
Myrepubliconline’s lens captured a faulty and damaged traffic light at Ablekuma-Pentecost Junction in the Ga Central Municipality.
The death-trap traffic light which poses a grave danger to motorists and pedestrians has been left unattended to after a driver lost control and hit the main metal pole holding the traffic light many months ago.
This has made drivers and pedestrians vulnerable to road accidents and knockdowns.
Some commuters and drivers disclosed that countless accidents have occurred at the spot as a result of the damaged traffic light.
According to them, the Ga Central Municipal Assembly and Department of Urban Roads (DUR) authorities have been notified but they seemed unconcerned.
The situation was the same when the News Team arrived at Anyaa School junction. Interacting with a shop owner whose shop is located at the School Junction, she lamented how the traffic light works only after an accident has occurred and goes off after a week.
However, street lights along that particular stretch have been rendered white-elephants.
Residents complained bitterly about the non-functioning street lights from Anyaa School Junction to Pokuase interchange.
According to them, they have no option but to pass through such stretches, take each step with the constant fear of danger lurking in some corner. At times, their guiding light is the torch on their mobile phones or the headlights of vehicles passing by.
They noted that the lights have not been working since the Awoshie-Pokuase road was constructed, making it difficult to navigate their way in the area at
This makes the three-lane dual carriage road one of the most dangerous to travel on during dark hours because the visibility of motorists is limited to
how far their vehicle lights can reach.