Assemblyman angrily destroys new bridge, says ‘Good Samaritan’ didn’t seek permission from him [Watch]
The Assemblyman for the region is said to have dismantled a bridge built by a ‘Good Samaritan’ for the inhabitants of Mangoase, a suburb of Agona Swedru.
According to sources, the assemblyman for the region ordered the removal of a concrete bridge built in lieu of a timber bridge since the individual who funded the building did not get a permit from the local assembly.
“A young man decided to build a bridge with his own money, not for himself, but for the community to have simple access and even drive their automobiles on.”
The assemblyman of Mangoase, Agona Swedru with the name Pop, demolished the bridge because they (the assembly) did not ask my friend Michael Power to do it, and secondly, it was in the assembly’s plans to build the bridge, so instead of praising this young man for doing an excellent job, they demolished it. They demolished the bridge on which he had paid thousands of Ghana cedis. What sort of jealousy, ignorance, senselessness, and envy is this?” Nana Cyruz Aboagye, a Facebook member, revealed the news in a Facebook post.
It is unknown, however, whether the individual who sponsored the construction genuinely forgot to acquire assembly consent prior to construction.
However, those reacting to the news on social media felt that the decision to dismantle the new bridge was needless.
“Only one side of it.” But, before making any comments, I’d like to hear all perspectives. Regardless, it should not have ended in this manner!” In response to the news, Oseikroom Moosi wrote.
“So’s true he had to go and visit the assembly with a correct design and request a permit to do it, but it didn’t call for the dismantling of the place simply like that,” Benjamin Ofori wrote. It may be temporary till the actual one is completed. I’m guessing it’ll take more than a year, and wooden slabs will be utilized again, which are more dangerous than concrete.”