Aggrieved residents of Sakora-Wonoo, the hometown of the late Sir John have threatened to prevent government officials from attending the final funeral rites of one of the ruling party’s stalwarts.
According to them, the government has abandoned all projects initiated by the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie.
Ashanti regional correspondent Isaac Justice Bediako reports that the main bridge which links Sakora-Wonoo to communities like Ahodwo, Krobo Asonomaso and other communities can only be likened to a death trap.
He adds that work on the 6.5km road from Asonomaso to Sakora-Wonoo, which was started in 2019 was abandoned after the one-week observation of the former CEO of the Forestry Commission.
Residents lament all projects initiated by the late former chief scribe of the ruling party have all been abandoned.
The aggrieved residents cited Asonomaso junction to Sakora-Wonoo road project which they say the contractor has abandoned the site.
Promises like the construction of a school, clinic, water supply are yet to be fulfilled.
To the local people, Sir John`s hard work came to naught because there is no monumental project to remember him.
Cladded in red and black and holding banners with various inscriptions, these aggrieved residents reechoed their concerns.
The protesters calling themselves concerned residents of Sakora-Wonoo asked government to complete the road project before May 27 of this year, a fixed date to bid the late Sir John a farewell.
The secretary of Sakora-Wonoo concerned youth association Emmanuel Wiafe said they saw contractors working on some projects including roads, but stopped immediately after the one-week observation of Sir John
The Queen mother of the area, Nana Ama Nyarko cautioned the NPP government not to step foot in the community until issues are addressed.