Dawhenya Protesters Sack Sam George
The demonstrators in action
Aggrieved residents of Dawhenya in
the Ningo-Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region, who demonstrated over deplorable roads in the area
recently, have rejected plans by the Member
of Parliament (MP), Samuel Nartey George, to partake in the next protest
Last Friday, scores of residents in
Dawhenya in the Greater Accra Region took to the streets to protest against deplorable
road from Dawhenya to Afienya, among others.
They burnt lorry tyres and blocked
the road with wood and metal containers to register their displeasure.
The angry residents bemoaned the
neglect and unfulfilled promises by successive governments.
After the protest, the Member of
Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, expressed his readiness to partake in the
next protest after the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum given to government
to fix the deplorable roads.
Speaking to Citi Fm on Friday, Mr.
George disclosed that “in two weeks’ time, I will join the members of my
constituency, because Parliament is on recess and I have exhausted all my
“That road has transcended the
government from the NDC to the NPP. That road has been in a state of disrepair
for over 20 years.”
However, the organiser of the
demonstration, John Charway told DAILY GUIDE via telephone that “we
don’t need our MP to join us when the 14 days expires and we don’t see that
contractor has resumed work on the road. This is because we don’t want to
politicise the demonstration because if today the MP is joining us to do the
demonstration then tomorrow the DCE would also decide to join us and we will
politicise our protest.
“We only want to send a message to the government to ensure that the road is fixed and no politics attached. There are other pressing issues that the MP can channel his energy into than joining us.”
From Vincent Kubi, Dawhenya