The Apowa-Mpohor-Adum Banso road has become a one more White Elephant as the dirt road continues to sit abandoned, two years after President Akufo-Addo cut sod for its construction.
The 16km stretch is in the political stronghold of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and residents have reportedly lost hopes of the road being built. But even more significant, the people of the area feel their Member of Parliament has been insulting their intelligence with the promised road works that has never happened.
In March this year, when the NPP was gearing up for its Parliamentary primaries, Hon Alex Kofi Agyekum, mounted a huge signboard suddenly announcing that the road had been offered on contract.
According to the signboard, the road engineers to work on the stretch were a certain Francis Engineering Services Ltd. However, by this time, the people had grown tired.
And so refusing to have their intelligence insulted anymore, some townsfolk have pointed it out to the MP that they knew that it was his desire for re-election on the NPP ticket that has led to his mounting the signboard making the fake announcement two years after the President had cut sod for the road works.
In 2018, President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for work to begin. Two years after the pomp and pageantry, nothing else has happened on the road.