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Drivers at Fanteakwa North give Assembly 1-week ultimatum to address rampant armed robbery


By Gloria Edinam Afful

Drivers who use the Begoro – Dedeso – Abuoso – Mpaem Quarters in the Fanteakwa North District of the Eastern Region, have appealed to the government to urgently open a Police Post and intensify patrols on the stretch  to curtail the rampant armed robbery cases in the area.

They made the appeal at a News Conference at Begoro to speak to their demand.

The drivers have been on strike since last week Monday, the  6th of  December, 2021 over the rampant robbery attacks on the Dedeso – Abuoso – Mpaem   road.

Traders as well as Teachers who use the stretch often have been stranded at the Obuoho station and have to sleep at the GPRTU office.

According to the drivers, six people including a driver’s mate have lost their lives as a result of the robberies.

The drivers  say, for the past six years, the situation has put fear in both drivers and traders in the area.

One of the drivers whose mate died some two years ago through a gunshot during  an armed robbery attack, Godfred Osei Danso, spoke about their strike.

Headmaster of the Anyinanang RC Primary School, Isaac Gyansah, recounted how some Teachers were robbed of their salaries and other personal belongings while on their way to their various stations from Begoro. He called on the IGP to increase Police Patrols on the stretch to save lives.

One of the stranded passengers, Linda Laad, and some traders also shared their frustrations with GBC News.

The drivers have given the District Assembly a one week ultimatum to address their concerns.

Meanwhile, the DCE for Fanteakwa North, Charles Oware Tweneboah,  has given the assurance to provide  the people maximum security before, during and after the Christmas celebrations.

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