Massive Road Projects Hit CR
FROM Frederick E. Aggrey
A number of road projects are being constructed or refurbished in
the Central Region in fulfilment of the infrastructural enhancement promise of
the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
Over 40 different projects are at various stages of completion in
Speaking in an exclusive interview with DAILY GUIDE, Samuel K.
Akuaku, Central Regional Director of Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), indicated
that contracts awarded include the yearly routine maintenance and reshaping
contracts, Sino-Hydro projects, contracts for upgrading and entirely new projects.
According to him, 10 other projects involving 287.3km stretch of
roads are under consideration at various levels.
Projects awarded for reconstruction and upgrading of selected
trunk roads in the region include 8km Assin Fosu–Twifo Praso road, 15 km
Brofoyedur–Akenkausu road, Nsuta Town roads, Asebu Town
roads, Abura Dunkwa Town roads and 17km Assin Manso–Ajumako road.
Others are resealing of 36km Cape Coast–Twifo Praso road,
rehabilitation of 2.3km Winneba Senior School Campus roads, resealing of Lot
one 41km Cape Coast – Twifo Praso road (6km awarded), 41km Lot two Cape Coast –
Twifo Praso Roads (6km awarded), 41km Lot three Cape Coast–Twifo Praso (6km awarded)
and 41km Lot four Cape Coast–Twifo Praso road (6km awarded).
Unpaved roads awarded include re-gravelling of Ateiku –Saponso–Agyempomaa
road (5km), re-gravelling of 5km-10km Ateiku–Saponso–Agyempomaa road, re-gravelling
of Dunkwa–Opokukrom–Nkotomso road 5km and re-gravelling of 5km Dunkwa–Opokukrom–
Ongoing contracts include 10km upgrading of Amanful (Mensahkrom)
NyankromNkum road, at 84 per cent completion; upgrading of 15km Assin Nyankumasi–
Senchiem road (59 per cent completion); upgrading of 20km Dunkwa–Twifo Praso–Assin
Fosu road (100 per cent completion); upgrading of eight per cent Dunkwa-Ayanfuri
road (74 per cent complete).
Other projects include upgrading of 14km Dunkwa– Mankrong Jn–Mepong
road (39 per cent progress); partial reconstruction of 12 per cent Amanful–
Nyankrom–Odobem–Breman Asikuma road (44 per cent progress); upgrading of 20km
Twifo–Praso–Assin Fosu road (50km); upgrading of 21km Dunkwa– Awisam road
(26.14 per cent completion), resealing and partial reconstruction of 20km
Ajumako–Breman Asikuma road (one per cent progress) and two others.