Plans are afoot to open the Kopevi Road in the Okaikwei North Municipality in the Greater Accra Region to traffic.
According to the Municipal Chief Executive of Boye Laryea the Road when opened would spare residents in the Municipality the nightmare of driving all the way to Mile Seven before making u turns.
Addressing a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, Mr. Laryea indicated that the laws must work and that indiscipline among drivers on the road must be dealt with.
He disclosed that a directive will also be in force to prosecute drivers who pick and drop passengers as well as passengers who board commercial vehicles at unapproved places in the Municipality.
Citing the frequency of pedestrian knockdowns at the Naa Densua Plaza at Achimota, Mr. Laryea stated that the place has been blocked to avert further pedestrian deaths.
He urged residents’ whose properties will be affected by the construction to take it in good fate, indicating that the Chiefs and Opinion Leaders in the community must assist to address issues expected to emanate from the construction of the road
Questioning why the Achimota Transport Terminal, the largest in West Africa is underutilized by the residents, the Okaikwei North MCE stated that it is crucial the narrative changes to save human lives.
The MCE answered the questions of the participants ranging from, sanitation, health, security and infrastructure development among others.
Participants at the meeting were chiefs, queen mothers, traders, artisans, Assemblymen, staff of the assembly among others.