- 4th WASS student on the Madina-Adentan Highway sparks outrage
- Work on footbridges to start from next week
- Demonstration will still go on next week Monday
The killing of another WASS female student on the Madina-Adentan Highway in the Greater Accra region triggered fresh outrage on the 8th of November 2018.
Angry residents set tyres ablaze causing billows of smoke to block visibility on that stretch. This prompted an inter-ministerial committee to be set up to immediately find a solution to the issue. Residents of Adentan, an Accra suburb, have however vowed to continue protests over delay in the completion of footbridges linked to staggering fatalities on the Madina-Adentan highway.
This is despite the latest government assurance to begin work on the footbridges next week following spontaneous protest Thursday.
That protest was triggered by another fatality on the Adentan highway late afternoon. According to them, Monday’s demonstration will be carefully planned on a larger scale.
The accident becomes the 195th recorded on the Madina-Adentan Highway in 2018 alone. The latest fatality is a first-year female student of the West Africa Senior High School (WASS).
She is reportedly a student on the second batch of SHS students known as the Gold track and had gone to register for the beginning of her academic experience at the second cycle school.
But a taxi driver rammed into the teenager, who is yet to be identified, after she had left the campus. She died on the spot and the driver reported himself to the police.
The footbridge remains uncompleted, traffic lights are faulty and no road signs on the highway making it the deadliest in Accra.
Officers of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) were on the scene to put out the fire while the police are at the scene to control the irate residents.