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Part of Accra-Winneba Highway Collapses at Okyereko following Diversion of Ayensu River by Contractor

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The Accra-Winneba Highway has suffered a significant collapse, disrupting traffic flow due to the redirection of the Ayensu River by a contractor on the Kasoa-Cape Coast Highway project.

On Thursday morning, travelers found themselves at a standstill as the Ayensu River’s powerful floodwaters carved a large trench through the highway.

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Calvis Tetteh who reported from the scene, spoke with some travelers who demanded immediate action to repair the damaged roadway and called for accountability from the contractor responsible for the diversion.

Additionally, the rerouting led to the inundation of more than 150 residences in Gomoa Mampong on Wednesday, June 5, 2024.

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The reroute also impacted a bridge over the Ayensu River, which begins in the Eastern Region and crosses the Accra-Cape Coast Highway at Gomoa Okyereko, located in the Central Region’s Gomoa East District, before emptying into the ocean.

In response to the incident, Robert Hackman, the Gomoa East District Director for the National Disaster Management Organisation (NaDMO), advised travelers in an interview with Calvis Tetteh to consider alternative paths via Winneba during the road’s reconstruction phase.

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