Residents of Dansoman in the Greater Accra Region has taken to the streets to register their displeasure over high cost of living and lack of development in their community.
According to the residents, the protest which saw a number of people troop to the streets and christened “Ku Y3 Preko” was to make known to authorities their frustration over the tortoise pace of development in the area.
The demonstrators who were clad in red and black attires with armbands and bandanas marched through the principal streets of the area, starting from Dansoman Last Stop to the office of the Ablekuma West Municipal Assembly, where they presented their petition to the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the area, George Cyril Blay.
“The road network in Dansoman is terrible, I have a car but due to the nature of the roads, I have resorted to the use of motorbike. “This is an opportunity for us to inform the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) and Member of Parliament of our predicament,” the aggrieved resident said.
However, the MCE, who received the petition on behalf of the Assembly was not enthused with the approach of the residents, and said, “It is unfortunate you did not take the pain to approach the Assembly to ask what they are doing for the municipality.“Clearly, all that you are asking for are things done in the past, and we will appeal to you that in the future, it will be most appropriate to approach the Assembly first before hitting the streets,” Mr. Cyril added.
On his side, leader of the group, Ebenezer Quartey stated they were was disappointed with the MCE’s response, vowing not to rest until their demands are met.
“We are not happy at all, what the MCE is saying is full of untruth, we voted for an MCE for development but we are not seeing it. “We will go home and sit down with our leaders to come out with what to do next,” he said.