I greet you from my little corner in what used to be the Garden City of West Africa. I write to you this lovely letter to bring some happenings in some parts of our dear city to your notice. TECH junction is of focal concern to me.
Tech junction is a very busy place linking up many suburbs of Kumasi. It has a major transport station which services the university community and the general public. It is just not a bus station but also serves as mini – market for goods of all assortments. In short, it is a very busy but useful centre of brisk business.
I was forced to write this letter because Tech junction is turning into something else. The pedestrian walkway on both sides of the road coming out of campus towards the Central business district is gradually being taken over by hawkers and petty traders. It has reached a crescendo now and pedestrian are forced to now use the shoulders of the already dangerous road. An offspring of the activities of these petty traders who are encroaching on the pedestrian walkway is the amount of filth that covers the street every night
More so, the highest level of indiscipline and disregard for road traffic use is exhibited at Tech Junction in the evenings. Commercial drivers and private ones alike continuously float road regulations with impunity. Sadly enough, most people look on unconcerned.
There should be a proactive response to these not so pleasant developments. It is time we ensure that the right thing is done. Pedestrian walkway is meant for pedestrians, and not to be used as a mini-market. A little discipline would do us much good.
Please, these gross acts of indiscipline has led to a number of deaths on that road already. Are we going to sit unconcerned for the place to turn into a real death trap before we set up committees to investigate? Again, Let us be proactive and make sure the right thing is done.