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Angry Nsuta residents stage demo after truck driver kills teenager

Residents of Nsuta in the Western Region are upset and have staged a demonstration after a mineral-carrying truck killed a teenager on Thursday November 15, 2018.

The incensed residents burnt tyres to demonstrate their displeasure over the poor nature of roads in the area which they believe is contributing to numerous accidents.

The teen was killed after a manganese-carrying truck from Ghana Manganese Company ran him over at a T-Junction at Tanso community, according to reports.

The accident happened at about 7pm Thursday. The truck driver refused to stop and was chased down by a taxi driver until the driver was arrested at Bankyim, about 500 meters away from the crime scene.


Reports say the Ghana Managanese Company has engaged hundreds of contractors who cart tonnes of mineral deposits from the Nsuta mines.

Again checks indicate that the increasing accidents in the town are a result of bad driving on bad roads as the drivers have a set target to achieve each day.

Only last Saturday, one of the trucks run over a taxi at Agona Nkwanta killing four. A 4-year old girl was also killed at Bonsa by a truck driver last week, according to a reporter of Pure FM.

The violent protest comes barely two months after residents in Tarkwa blocked town roads, to prevent the travelling Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Kwaku Asomah Kyeremeh, from entering the town.

Backed by traditional leaders, the residents said they wanted to send an emphatic message to the government.

They have repeated the September 26 demonstration on November 16 as roads have been blocked.

A team of police officers have been deployed to the area and are facing the protesters to calm things down.


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