Tongues are wagging and fears building up at Atiteti and Anyanui over the current state of the only metal bridge linking the two communities. The communities are located within the Anloga District, Volta Region, Ghana.
According to details sighted by rymcitigh.com, the only bridge that connects the people to other towns has become a death trap with all the metal plates rusting away. Sources also say that the impact could be dire since the locals use it on daily basis.
The people are surprised that such an important facility has not been critically paid attention to. They fear for the worse if care is not taken.
“Yes that is the current state of the bridge,all the plates on the bridge have rusted with portholes all over, to the extent if you are walking on it, it shakes under your feet. If care is not taken, a moving vehicle or motorist can blast tyres which will lead to accident”- an eye witness reveals.
They are also informing authorities that it would be devastating if the bridge is allowed to rust away leading to its collapse because, it is what makes women of the community who are mostly fishmongers to thrive economically. Apart from that, it is the only accessible route for motorists from that part of the district.
“Am focusing someone’s attention to this bride because, most of the women from this community process fish and shrimps to sell in Accra, Makola, Agbogloshie, Tema, Ashaiman and all the big markets across board and even Togo”- excerpts of a Facebook post reads.
The residents are therefore calling on the powers that be to help find a solution to this problem before the worst happens.