The Ghana Federation of Disability Organizations, GFDOs, has vowed to go back to court to sue government and the Ministry of Roads and Transport for contempt if it goes ahead with the construction of the Adenta-Madina footbridges without considering the disability friendly aspect of it.

The footbridges were installed in 2014 after the Federation sought court order to stop the Ministry of Roads and Transport from continuing with the project because the design had not made provision for the physically challenged.

At a workshop organized for journalists on sexual and reproductive health and rights of persons with disability in Tamale, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of GFDOs, Moses Fordjour, urged government to consider the concerns of the Federation.

The Adenta-Madina road has been in the news over pedestrian knock downs and subsequent demonstrations protesting against the killings.

Police reports put the number of deaths on the N4 Highway at twenty-four.

 The frequent accidents on this particular stretch have mounted pressure on government to complete the construction of the footbridges.

Contractors have reportedly moved to the site to begin work after residents issued a 10-day ultimatum to government to fix the problem.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of GFDOs, Moses Fordjour, however said the Federation is waiting patiently to see if their concerns will be factored-in when construction begins.

Mr. Fordjour warned that it will not hesitate to slap the government with contempt, if it bows to public pressure and goes ahead with the construction of footbridges that are not disability friendly.

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