Commuters who ply the Amasaman-Pokuase road in the Greater Accra Region, were on Monday morning left in heavy traffic.
Many of the frustrated passengers were travelling to parts of the capital, Accra, but had to endure the traffic jam as a result of a road diversion due to ongoing construction works on the stretch.
One of them was Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr. Harry Agbanu
“I left home at 5:00am from Amasaman, and I am yet to get to Pokuase. The traffic is so terrible. Between Amasaman and Pokuase, I have been here for over two and half hours. The traffic is not moving. The motorists are frustrated, and now they are using the incoming lanes,” he said.
Other motorists who called into the Citi Breakfast Show, including Dadi FM’s Morning Show host, Abena Opokua also corroborated the traffic situation.
But, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Ga West Municipal Assembly, Clement Wilkinson attributed the development to a road diversion which has been created to allow for the asphalting works on Pokuase-Amasaman Interchange.
“It’s because of a diversion. They are doing the asphalting on the ground of the Pokuase interchange. So there is a diversion which everyone must obey other than that the contractors can’t work, that is what is causing the traffic congestion. It is ongoing construction and there are signposts there and the drivers are aware”, he explained.