Residents in and around Amamamo at Elubo in the Jomoro Constituency of the Western Region have now breathed a sigh of relief after their dilapidated wooden bridge was constructed and commissioned by the Member of Parliament, Dorcas Affo-Toffey.
The state of the bridge was a great worry to residents, chiefs, elders, and all who commuted through the area since it was a death trap.
The bridge has been a main access route for people living around that area; however, the then-state of the bridge posed a danger to the residents who used to walk on the bridge.
It was more dangerous for pregnant women and the sick, especially when it rained since the wooden structure was not quality enough to commute on.
However, with a quick intervention by the MP, Dorcas Affo Toffey, the construction of a major bridge on that stretch was completed and commissioned.
The Chief of Elubo, Nana Kesse Panyin III, explained that the bridge had been their headache before the inception of the Jomoro MP.
He said ‘some people’ came to construct the bridge, but the only thing they did was place a coconut tree on the bridge, which was washed away during the rain.
Nana Panyin III expressed shock at the work because he thought it was going to be a minor bridge, just as the predecessors did, but this has been a different one.
The Member of Parliament for Jomoro, Dorcas Affo-Toffey, said her core mandate is to provide better lives for her constituents.
She said when she commenced the project, people thought she would not be able to do it, but she took the courage and completed the project.
Madam Affo-Toffey said, “It was a bridge that almost everyone in the area commuted on, and so it was their headache to have it constructed”.
She said she hopes to do more for the constituents, but her court case has drained her financially, but that withstanding, she would do her best for the constituency as the MP.
The MP promised she would continue to touch the lives of her constituents, and therefore they should keep faith in her by re-electing her to serve them exemplary.