Traders selling on Adum footbridge
Life of Adum- Central footbridge is in critical condition. Traders have taken over the footbridge and this could possibly collapse it anytime soon thereby resulting in loss of state property, individual property and many lives.
The 70 metre footbridge was established in 2013 at a cost of GHC 2,229,189.00 to ease traffic and make movement in the Kumasi main business centers easier and faster, especially when one wants to travel from Adum to Central market.
However, the idea behind has completely changed as about 500 traders have invaded the bridge; stage tables under umbrellas selling phones, clothing, food among other goods and services.
Porters [Kayaye] on the other hand have made the footbridge a sleeping or resting joint.
Consequently, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly headed by Mr Osei Asibey Antwi [KMA Mayor] seem not to bother about the state’s property( Adum footbridge) as the Kumasi authorities look on for the hawkers to abruptly destroy and kill the footbridge.
Since, KMA looks unconcerned, there is the tendency for Kumasi and Ghana as a whole to do mass burial in mourning since the fall of the bridge could kill more than 1,000 people.
By: Joe Marfo