Development perform is to begin on the ¢4 million Chemu canal linking Chokor in the Ablekuma South and Shiabu in the Ablekuma West constituencies.
The two communities have been separated for more than 4 a long time given that a bridge connecting them collapsed.
The consequence has been many years of decline in financial activity in between the two communities and their municipalities normally as perfectly as serious drainage and sanitation difficulties.
But there’s some very good news now. JOYNEWS understands contractors have already moved to the internet site to start off what will be Phase I.
This will incorporate the design of the linking bridge as well as a driveway and walkway envisioned to be finished in nine months.
Jerry Ahmed Shaib, the CEO of the Coastal Growth Authority (CODA), which is spearheading the task led a crew comprising contractors, consultants and journalists to acquaint by themselves with the condition at Chemunaa.
On Sunday, an improvised footbridge there collapsed and washed away subsequent a downpour.
He said the construction of a new bridge would have begun because the Authority experienced currently awarded the agreement, but the COVID-19 outbreak delayed the procedure.
Mr Shaib stated the Authority held two community engagements with the Local community, which concerned the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, MP for the region, regular leaders, elected officials and youth teams to solicit their sights to construct a consensus.
Responding to requests for the building of a short-term bridge, Mr Shaib requested the residents to use a close by footbridge in the interim though a everlasting 1 was developed.
He known as on people to cooperate with the contractor when the job begins and encouraged the youth to acquire benefit of revenue-earning options that would appear with the design performs.
Nii Adote Barima II, Main of Chorkor, expressed joy more than the swiftness with which the CODA responded to the plight of residents considering that the old footbridge collapsed and expressed self confidence that the new a single would shortly be completed.