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Tipper truck drivers 'Fight' Ashalaja chief over 'unapproved bridge fee'

Written by  May 19, 2017
Some motorists (tipper truck drivers) at Ashalaja in the Ga South Municipality are up in arms against the chief in the area. They have accused the  said chief Nii Solomon Obendey, whose stool name was Nii Akwanor IV,  of scheming some youth in the area to extort monies from them. According to the drivers, they are charged between GHc 30 and GHc 50 before they are allowed to use the metal bridge and when they wind sand in the locality. One of the affected drivers speaking to Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi said, the boys burst their tires, crash their windscreens when they decline to pay the charges. He told the reporter that, although they have reported the incident to the police and district assembly, nothing has been about it. Meanwhile, the chief has refuted the claims stressing that he only charge GHc10 which he revealed goes into developing the locality. In a related develop the poor network in the area is affecting residents in the area. Poor drainage system is also part of their concerns as the area floods when it rains.        
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