Work On 54Km Jasikan-Dodo Road To Begin In July
President Nana Akufo-Addo
PRESIDENT NANA Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that work on the 54 kilometre Jasikan to Dodo Pepesu stretch of the Eastern Corridor Road would commence in July 2019.
According to President Akufo-Addo, an amount of $45 million has been earmarked under the phase one projects of the $2 billion Government of Ghana-Sinohydro Master Project Agreement, for the construction of the Jasikan to Dodo Pepesu road.
Speaking at a durbar held in his honour at Jasikan, on Tuesday, 14th May 2019, President Akufo-Addo recounted how in 2016, he said he was yet to see the so-called “unprecedented infrastructural projects” touted by his predecessor, John Dramani Mahama.
“I stated at the time that wherever I have been to, I never saw these so-called unprecedented infrastructural projects he (Mahama) claimed he had done. He (Mahama) responded by telling me that I was asleep, the reason why I hadn’t seen these projects.
“However, there has not been a single durbar across the country where I have been where the issue of the poor road network has been raised by the Chiefs and people,” the President said.
He continued “We, as political leaders, must always be truthful to Ghanaians. Lies, inaccuracies and misrepresentations should not be the hallmark of political leaders.”
Mr. Akufo-Addo says “I will not say I have done the Hohoe-Jasikan-Dodo Pepeso road when, indeed, it has not been constructed. I will never say such a thing.”
He assured residents of Jasikan that they would not lack in terms of development in the aftermath of the creation of the Oti Region.
“We are going to make sure that there is an even spread of infrastructural facilities in the region. Every part of Oti will have their fair share of infrastructural development,” he said.
The President, en route to Nkwanta, stopped by Ntruboman Senior High School, where he presented a school bus and pickup vehicle to the school, in fulfillment of a pledge he had made to them.
President Akufo-Addo also cut the sod for the construction of the 12km Kpassa to Mama Akura Road.
He also cut the sod for the construction of a classroom and dormitory block at the Nkwanta Senior High School.
BY DGN Online