Badu Akosa slams government over deplorable Takoradi-Tarkwa roads
A former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa has taken on the government for failing to fix the deplorable Takoradi to Tarkwa road. Professor Badu Akosa who was speaking after travelling on the 53-kilometre road from Takoradi to Tarkwa in the Western Region to mark this year's World Health Day said the government owes the mining communities answers for the poor road after all the royalties it has collected. There have been several protests by residents in the Western Region over their deplorable roads. Heavy-duty vehicles transporting cocoa, bauxite and Manganese for export to the Takoradi Harbor also use the road, putting pressure on that stretch of road. In September 2018, some Tarkwa chiefs led residents to block roads in protest bringing.