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Killer roads cause frequent miscarriages – residents lament

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At least six expectant mothers in Manhyia, Asuogya, Mmetiam within the Atwima Nwabiagya South District of region have had their pregnancy ended prematurely after plying the only deplorable road linking their comminities to the main tared road to Abuakwa.

The deplorable state of roads in many parts of the district has resulted in many deaths and rising cases of maternal mortality.

This was revealed in a communal gathering on Monday when the residents trooped out in a bid to repair the damaged roads to lessen its effects on women and children.

The residents in these communities cut off due to bad road network, sensing no end to their plight, came out in their numbers to do some repair works on the roads which has developed deep holes and wide cracks.

The angry residents according to Silver Fm’s Akwadaa Nyame took the action because miscarriages among their wives which caused many matrimonial disputes were becoming rampant.

Children and pregnant women also joined the exercise to fix the poor roads in the area.

The communities are without commercial transport and health care because of the nature of the road.

Tricycle and taxi has become the only means of transportation because of the bad nature of the roads.

Pregnant women and other patients are carried in this three -wheeled vehicle through the muddy roads to distanced health care facilities.

“A lot of women get miscarriages on this road, because of that they are even having problems with their husbands, they think it is their fault. Anytime the pregnant women are being transported to the Mankranso-Abuakwa main road with a Motor Kia, it falls and you know the pregnant woman is vulnerable and will get miscarriages. Just last two weeks we had two miscarriages whiles others has their legs and arms broken just as the result of this bad road”, a resident said.

The residents during an interview chanted ‘NO Road, NO VOTE’ and vowed to deal with any politician who would step foot in the area to campaign.

The angry Residents also accused their DCE, Micheal Amoah Awuku and Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Agyei Anhwire of exploiting their silence.

“The Assembly member is siding with the politicians to deceive us, he wants to satisfy the politicians forgetting those of us who voted for him,” a resident fumed to Silver News.

The residents also said they would go on a street protest if government fails to fix the roads.

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