Pregnant woman dies at Kasoa after falling into an unfinished drain
In the Awutu Senya East District of the Central Region, at Kasoa Opeikuma, a pregnant woman perished after falling down an unfinished, abandoned drain.
While trying to cross the gutter to get to her residence, Amina Issifu, who was eight months pregnant, fell.
She was taken to the hospital in a hurry, but sadly she was later pronounced dead.
Speaking to Adom News, Chief of Awutu Opeikuma, Nana Opei Mensah II, revealed that the Kasoa Opeikuma-Awutu Aprah road which was started in 2019 has been abandoned by the contractor due to financial constraints.
He added that the nature of the road is terrible and the incessant rain has not helped matters.
Nana Opei Mensah II appealed to the Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East, Mavis Hawa Koomson, and President Nana Akufo-Addo to complete the abandoned road to save lives.
Meanwhile, some angry residents and drivers plying the road revealed that the potholes are as large as manholes.
Furthermore, MP for Awutu Senya East Constituency, Havis Hawa Koomson, noted that plans are in the offing to terminate the contract and hand over the construction to a more competent contractor.
She added that the contractors have failed to meet the deadline given to him.