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A/R: Poor road network causing post-harvest losses at Abrewapon.

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In the heart of the Ashanti Region lies Abrewapon, a farming community struggling against the weight of neglect. Its story is one of resilience amid adversity, but the burden of a crumbling road network threatens to stifle its potential.

With over 1,500 inhabitants relying heavily on agriculture for sustenance, the community finds itself at the mercy of an impassable thoroughfare, exacerbating post-harvest losses and perpetuating a cycle of poverty.

For years, the major road connecting Abrewapon to vital market centers like Agogo, the district capital, has languished in disrepair.

Culverts and drains, weathered by time and neglect, now lay broken and washed away by erosion.

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This neglect has not only made commuting treacherous but has effectively cut off the community from economic opportunities beyond its borders.

Farmers, the lifeblood of Abrewapon, find themselves shackled by the limitations imposed by this dilapidated infrastructure.

Despite bountiful harvests of plantains, maize, rice, and more, the inability to transport produce to market centers spells financial ruin. Post-harvest losses loom large, a cruel consequence of a road system in ruins.

The community’s pleas for intervention have fallen on deaf ears, leaving them to grapple with the harsh realities of reduced farm sizes and dwindling incomes.

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The ramifications extend beyond economic hardship; they permeate the social fabric of Abrewapon.

With investors deterred by the lack of viable transportation routes, opportunities for growth wither on the vine.

The dreams of aspiring entrepreneurs are dashed, and the specter of poverty looms large over future generations.

In the face of adversity, the resilience of the Abrewapon community shines through.

But resilience alone cannot mend broken roads or bridge the gap between hardship and prosperity.

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Urgent intervention is needed to breathe life back into Abrewapon, to empower its farmers, and to reignite hope for a brighter future.

As the voices of Abrewapon echo in the corridors of power, their plea is clear: fix our roads, and you fix our future.

The time for action is now, before the scars of neglect deepen, and the promise of Abrewapon fades into obscurity.

Let this be a rallying cry for change, a testament to the power of community, and a beacon of hope for all those who dare to dream of a better tomorrow.

 

 

Nana Yaw Owusu/Ashanti Region.

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