Govt says a overall of 500 kilometres of new road initiatives will be concluded in the Ashanti region by December 2020 in line with its ‘Year of Roads’ initiative declared by President Akufo-Addo in 2019.
The Minister for Roadways and Highways, Akwasi Amoako Atta who gave the assurance, observed that presently, 460 kilometres of the new highway projects below development in the location are scheduled for completion and handing above by September this yr.
Mr. Amoako Atta manufactured this recognised in Kumasi at a media face as element of his three-working day working tour of the Ashanti region.
The Roads and Highways Minister is in the Ashanti region primarily to inspect the progress of work on the construction of some road jobs not only in the Higher Kumasi metropolitan space but also in other areas of the region.
On working day 1, the Minister initially inspected the development of interior road network of the Kumasi Courts Complex at Adum.
The undertaking, which is remaining executed by Attarchy Development organization, a wholly Ghanaian entity, had noticed a larger element currently performed with the remaining places becoming worked on.
The Main Justice, Mr. Justice Anin Yeboah, who had traveled to also see for himself the venture execution, thanked governing administration for embarking on the development of roads at the numerous courtroom premises.
The upcoming port of get in touch with was at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Healthcare facility exactly where asphalting of the key automobile park at the Accident and Emergency Centre frequently termed Kufuor Emergency was nearing completion.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Clinic, Dr. Oheneba Owusu Danso, even though was grateful for the project, appealed for the gesture to be prolonged to the premises of the about 44-calendar year-previous Maternity and Baby Block as well as the drainage systems.
At the Suame Mild Industrial Region also recognised as the Suame Journal, a main economic enclave of Ghana, the Streets and Highways Minister told the Ghana Nationwide Affiliation of Garages and artisans of the area that a deal has been awarded for building to start off instantly on 10-kilometres of the roadways there in Phase One of a prepared update of the street networks in the region.
The Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Suame, pointed out that in spite of the substantial contribution of the Journal to the nationwide economic climate, the streets there have been really deplorable.
Mr. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu blamed the artisans partly for the negative roadways in the enclave.
From the Suame Magazine, the Roadways and Highways Minister was conducted close to ongoing street tasks within the Suame Constituency by both the MP and the Municipal Chief Executive, Dr. Bobie.
This was to permit Mr. Amoako Atta to know at first hand, the progress of function on those assignments.
At an come upon with the media, the Streets and Highways Minister pointed out that, since the time period spanning 1984 to 1989 when a whole of 110 kilometres of asphaltic road construction within just the Kumasi metropolis, nothing at all has been accomplished to improve the point out of streets in the town again that’s why government’s take care of to commit closely in the sector now.
He mentioned that the simple fact is against the position of the metropolis as Ghana’s next-most significant town, a hub for commerce, field and society.
Mr. Amoako Atta disclosed that governing administration is investing greatly in highway assignments inside of the Ashanti location noting that a full of 500 kilometres of roadways masking all departments these types of as feeder and city streets by December 2020.
The Streets and Highways Minister disclosed that section one of the Sofoline Interchange project is practically finished help save the provision of 4 additional pedestrian Underpasses and basic safety symptoms.
Mr. Amoako Atta disclosed that from this yr, govt will commence construction of four new interchanges in Kumasi at the present Anloga Junction, Airport Roundabout, Suame Roundabout and Santase roundabout towards easing vehicular traffic congestion in just Kumasi.
He explained governing administration is presently functioning out the funding modules for the initiatives in addition to the funding from the China Hydro mortgage.