The Ghana National Association Of Garages has desilted choked gutters in Suame -Magazine.
The move is to ensure that the auto mechanics have some sigh of relief when it rains.
Mr.Lukeman Muhammed Nuhu Apiedu, Chairman for the Association explained that, the mechanics have been going through havoc anytime it rains.
According to him, the drains at the magazine always choke with refuse when it rains, hence the newly elected leadership of the garages with the entire members taken it upon themselves to ensure that the mechanics are safe devoid of perpetual flooding when it rains.
He lamented that, all the stakeholders including Mr Kyei Mensah Bonsu and Mr Asafuah of Suame and Old Tafo Members of Parliament respectively including the two municipalities,Suame and Old Tafo have totally abandoned the development of magazine and left the auto-machanics in their own faith.
He stated that they see the politicians only in elections time, meanwhile they always pay revenues to the government through the Assemblies yet the development of the place has been abandoned by the policy makers.
He disclosed that,there are about 400,000 people plying their businesses in magazine including apprentices, yet there is no standard health facility.
Ambulance and fire tenders at the magazine are not functioning which he said poses danger and risk to their welfare.
He noted that, the garages are the custodians of the land which he said was given to them by the government of Ghana with the executive instrument EI 36 in 1989.
He reiterated that, they pay the land rent to Nananom to be given to the government, hence the need for the government through the representatives to address the pressing challenges facing the auto-machanics in the Suame magazine.
He disclosed that, the garages are going to embark on decongestion exercise in the magazine with a clean up exercise after the desilting exercise and also fixed all the broken footbridges within the magazine.
Some of the occupants at magazine expressed their gratitude to the Garages Association for the laudable exercise which they believe would bring some sigh of relief to their operations.
According to them anytime it rains they find it difficult to work as some of their vehicles were carried away by the water that had no access to the chocked gutters.