Traders in Ejuratia, Mpobi and Ankaase have called on the Afigya Kwabre South District Assembly to provide enough street lights in the vicinity in order to curb the growing incidences of armed robbery that has hit the area in recent times.
The hardest hit in the armed robbery menace are traders who go to the area very early to purchase farm produce like cassava, palm nuts and avocado from farmers at the farm gate and retail same at popular markets in the city like “BODE” and “B))LA HO”.
Though street lights have been mounted in many communities in the Afigya Kwabre South District to provide visibility at night, our reporter Kwame Kyei who has toured the area reports that Ejuratia and its environs have been left out.
Some of the traders he spoke to disclosed that, armed robbery has become a daily ritual on the Hemang-Ejuratia road at night as they take advantage of the darkness on that stretch to terrorise and rob them of their monies and sometimes subject them to severe beatings.
Our checks have indicated that the armed robbers mount road blocks around 10 PM and unleash mayhem on unsuspecting users of the road till day break.
Efforts to reach the District Chief Executive o for the afigya Kwabre South District, Hon. Christian Adu Poku have been fruitless.
KYEI BAFFOUR ALEX
GHANA INSTITUTE OF JOURNALISM