The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ablekuma West Constituency, Ursular Owusu Ekuful says she suspects some miscreants in her constituency intentionally plotted the collapse of the floating bridge which connects her constituency to the neighboring Ablekuma South constituency.
The floating bridge which was recently constructed by the MP to facilitate the easy movement of the people across the Chemu canal connecting Chorkor to Shiabu in Accra was washed away by the floods caused by a downpour on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
Speaking to the press in Parliament on Thursday, April 30, 2020, the MP who also doubles as the Minister of Communications bemoaned the fact that some members of the community would actually plot to destroy the bridge which was serving the needs of the whole community to serve 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 tolled bridges over the Chemu canal who collect 20 pesewas from residents for each crossing could have something to do with the incident.
“It were some miscreants living in the community who tampered with the bridge leading to its collapse. It is not as the result of the flood as has been suggested by some people”, she lamented.
Adding that, “The people who are making money from the people from their tolled bridges know something about this issue,”
According to her, the case has been reported to the police and an investigation is being conducted into the matter. Adding that the culprits would be dealt with according to law.
She urged the constituents and the general public to be equally concerned about projects that have been provided by government and be willing to provide information for the arrest of those who seek to destroy projects that are for the use of everyone.
According to her, excessive partisanship should not be encouraged in matters of this nature where the vulnerable in the society will be negatively impacted.
Source : www.thenewindependentonline.com/ Delali Gavor / Parliament