Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says she suspects that some miscreants in her constituency intentionally plotted the collapse of the floating bridge which connects her constituency to neighboring Ablekumma South area.
The floating bridge which was recently constructed and Commissioned by the MP to facilitate the ease of movement across the Chemu canal connecting Chorkor to Shiabu in Accra was washed away by the floods caused by a heavy downpour on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
Speaking to journalists in Parliament on Thursday, April 30, 2020, the MP who also doubles as the Minister for Communications lamented why some members of the community would deliberately plot to destroy the bridge which was serving the needs of the entire community because of their own parochial interest.
She alluded to the fact that some of the residents were seen jubilating about the collapse of the bridge and suspects that those operating make shift toll bridges over the Chemu canal who collect 20 pesewas from each resident crossing have something to do with the incident.
“It was some miscreants living in the community who tampered with the bridge leading to its collapse. It is not as a result of the flood as has been suggested by some people. The people who are making money from the people from their toll bridges know something about this issue,” she stated.
According to her, the case has been reported to the police and an investigation is being conducted into the matter.
She assured that the culprits when caught would be dealt with according to law.
She urged the constituents and the general public to be concerned about projects that have been provided by government for the use of everyone and protect them against damages by miscreants.
By: Clement Akoloh