Residents of Ebukrom in the Wassa East District of the Western Region have expressed dissatisfaction with the Member of Parliament and the District Chief Executive officer for not living up to their expectations.
Sharing their sentiments, the residents said, they are worried over various infrastructural deficits and the inactivity of their Member of Parliament, Honourable Isaac Adjei Mensah, also a Former Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways to lobby to bring development to their town.
In an interview with Ms. Rhodaline Mensah Anane, myrepubliconline.com‘s correspondent, the agitated residents raised concerns over the rickety nature of their bridge, bad roads, inadequate classroom blocks and furniture and issue regarding open defecation in the community.
Speaking to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for a youth-based group in the town, Joel Awortwe noted that, the nature of the road discourages people from establishing any business.
For Vincent Kwadwo Bentum, a worried youth of the town, almost 95% of the people in Ebukrom are farmers and what they grow most is cocoa but when it is time to transport their produce from the farms to the town, it becomes a burden due to the nature of the roads.
“We voted for change but we are yet to experience change in Ebukrom”. Residents stated
The residents again complained about inadequate desks and classrooms which compels three or four pupils to share one desk adding that, open defecation in the town has become a stalemate due to the dearth of toilet facilities.
Ms. Rhodaline Mensah Anane in her effort to reach out to the DCE of the area, Honourable Emmanuel Boakye to address the poorly built and likely to collapse bridge which needs immediate attention was unsuccessful.