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Claims of unparalleled infrastructure was fantasy and only exists in NDC’s Green Book – Akufo-Addo

The President says the assert by the Mahama administration that it embarked on an unparalleled infrastructure assignments in the course of its tenure is fictional and only exists in the NDC’s Inexperienced Book.

This, President Akufo-Addo stated is the rationale why his authorities promised to commit heavily in streets as not substantially had been accomplished in the sector as claimed by the former president, John Mahama.

Speaking when he commissioned the initial section of the Tema Motorway Interchange Task, the President claimed, “We made a pledge to the Ghanaian people to develop and improve the street network when closing the lacking inbound links in the network.

“We had to make this pledge since we know that the so-identified as unprecedented infrastructure growth of the Mahama administration was fantasy present in the Eco-friendly E-book and not on the floor,” he included.

The $57-million Tema Motorway Interchange venture is getting financed less than a grant from the Japanese authorities beneath its Japanese Intercontinental Cooperation Settlement (JICA).

The interchange would aid straightforward motion from Accra to Aflao and onwards to Togo, as perfectly as make improvements to transportaion on the street foremost from Tema to Akosombo.

It is element of the West African Corridor Development Expansion Ring Master Plan which is staying applied by Shimizu-Dai Nippon Joint Undertaking (SDJV), with CTI Engineering International Business Ltd as consultants.

President Akufo-Addo explained it was extremely hard to neglect the dire want for infrastructure tasks like roads, as they are significant to the improvement of the nation and to maximizing the expansion of vital sectors of the financial state.

With a situation where by the upsurge of vehicular website traffic coupled with rapidly escalating city population are placing a good deal of stress on facilities in our metropolitan areas primarily on our roads infrastructure and sapping productivity, President Akufo-Addo claimed the completion of stage just one of the Tema Motorway Interchange Undertaking is these a welcome enhancement.

His administration intends to do much more prior to the yr finishes.

The Tamale interchange, Tema-Gomoa highway, Oboasi town roadways, Sampa-Jinjini street, Atebubu-Kwame Danso highway, Twifo Praso-Assin Foso street, Lekma road, Suhum-Asamakese-Oda street, Nalerigu-Bushiri road, Wa-Bulanga street, between other folks, are all on government’s radar.

“Government has secured funding for them and nearly all of them are likely to be done prior to the end of this year,” President Akufo-Addo disclosed.

Section two of the Tema Interchange is scheduled to commence in the last quarter of 2020.

It will see the transformation of the latest two-tier interchange into a 3 tier and hasten more the turnaround time at the intersection.

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