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Akufo-Addo commissions Suhum Interchange – MyJoyOnline.com


President Nana Akufo-Addo has commissioned the Suhum Interchange, to ease the plight of the typical general public who use that segment of the Accra to Kumasi Dualisation Challenge.

Talking at the ceremony on Friday, President Akufo-Addo said the interchange is even more proof of government’s dedication to keep on and finish major infrastructure projects that ended up inherited from past governments.

This, he reported assures that the expected socio-financial positive aspects is relished by all citizens. 

The Suhum Interchange is part of the Nsawam by-pass and Kwafokrom to Apedwa Junction Job, which is a 9.1 kilometre twin carriageway venture awarded in May perhaps 2008, for the duration of the administration of President John Agyekum Kufuor, and was scheduled for completion in August 2010.

Again, the 31.7 kilometre Kwafokrom to Apedwa junction twin carriageway challenge was also awarded in September 2008 and was scheduled for completion by March 2012.

Even so, owing to a number of issues, primarily connected with payment delays, the task endured several intervals of suspension by the contractor.

“Upon my assumption of office, operate resumed, in June 2017, on the south-certain carriageway of the Kwafokrom to Apedwa part, such as the Suhum Interchange. We have been, having said that, unable to open the interchange to targeted traffic thanks to some superb basic safety is effective. The Ghana Freeway Authority has, due to the fact, ensured that the bridge can be opened for general public use,” the President claimed.

He ongoing, “the north-bound carriageway works, such as the development of 8 (8) footbridges along the street corridor, were being also repackaged, and operate commenced in January 2019. The complete Kwafokrom to Apedwa junction undertaking is envisioned to be last but not least completed in April 2021.”

President Akufo-Addo pointed out that very similar interchanges, tunnels and underpasses have become an integral section of all highway planning and design actions in the region.

Adding that the Suhum Interchange will “afford inhabitants the consolation of heading about their usual things to do, devoid of worry of, for instance, currently being knocked down by motor vehicles.”

Tthe President then reiterated that it is a collective duty on the citizenry to be mindful of their obligations on the street.

“I urge motorists to be more mindful on our highways, and also resist the temptation of in excess of rushing on superior road sections. Enhanced streets must be a catalyst for nationwide growth, not devices of dying and soreness,” he added. 

The President expressed the gratitude of the nation to employees, security businesses, contractors and the supervising agency, the Ghana Freeway Authority, for a excellent get the job done accomplished on the task.

“I am expectant that this same attitude of collaboration, challenging get the job done and excellence is being prolonged to all other infrastructural projects currently being undertaken in other sectors of our overall economy. I urge, after yet again, all motorists and road people to follow the visitors control and administration techniques that have been deployed in this section, so as to guarantee security for all.”

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