A bridge that links Wassa Afransie, the hometown of Cocobod CEO, Hon Joseph Boahen Aidoo, and former NDC MP for Wassa Amenfi East, Hon Oppong Fosu has collapsed killing one person. The accident happened on Sunday morning as Mamut Tipper truck carrying boulders meant for the construction of a cocoa road project was crossing the bridge at Mamieso. An “okada” rider who was behind the tipper truck with two passengers got trapped under the bridge when the over 35-year-old bridge, constructed.
The road to WassaAfransie is part of a 55.55km cocoa road from Adesu to Ankwaaso which is under construction. The Cocobode CEO said the contractor on the road will create an alternative bridge to enhance the movement of passengers. He expressed worry about the activities of illegal miners which is going to hamper the creation of the alternative bridge because the illegal miners had left huge puts uncovered along the river banks. The contractor will fix the alternative Bridge very soon, he said.