I am now back on the road, after breaking for a couple of days. I traveled spiritually to go and visit Nelson Mandela in hospital. That is my hero! Now back to the road, I guess most of you people in Ghana have used the N1 Highway or better still the George Walker Bush Highway. If you haven’t then you have to, it’s more that ‘Need For Speed’ on that road.
Anyway, that road after it’s construction made my trip to Dzorwulu very short and easy. Before it’s construction, it took me about 1hr:30mins to get to Dzorwulu, now it takes me about 24mins. Just see! People speed on this road but that isn’t what I want to talk about in this post, they should keep on speeding, I will catch up soon.
My focus is on the overhead-pass for pedestrians that you find on the N1 highway, there are a couple of them and even though I hadn’t been on any, I had the chance to be on the one close to the Dzorwulu traffic light (Fiesta Royale). I went to shoot a video there and something very interesting got my attention. This project (George Walker Bush Highway) was completed in February 2012 and even though its been over a year, I hardly, if not never, seen any person use that particular over-pass.
This project was funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, which gave Ghana $547million and the construction of the N1 they said cost about $55.7million. Now after over a year this is what I saw on that particular overpass-
There are cracks everywhere on that overpass, now imagine people used it frequently, what would have happened? Can someone tell me who built this, please? This is just sad and I just hope the government sees this post.