Government Breaks Grounds For Construction Of Krachi-West Town Roads

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held at Krachi West District of the Oti Region, to mark the commencement of works on its town roads.

Works that would include asphalting of 15- kilometres of roads is expected to be completed in 24 months.

Mr Kwesi Amoako Atta, Minister of Roads and Highway said, roads made meaningful contributions to economic development, growth, and social benefits to the people and were one of the most important of all public assets, the government was poised to construct.

On n matters of interest to Nana Mprah Besemuna III, the road Minister stated that a Dutch company called FDN Group made a proposal to the Highways Ministry for the construction of a bridge over Oti River.

The Minister said, pre-feasibility studies were completed and financial terms under examination at the Ministry of Finance and waiting for no objection letter from finance before they could negotiate the construction agreement which will be brought to Cabinet and subsequently to Parliament for approval before the end of this year.

Nana Mprah Besemuna III, Krachi-Wura thanked the President for awarding the town roads as they were promised after the inauguration of the Oti Region. He said the people of the area were aware of the good works the President was undertaking and promised that they would show their appreciation at the December polls.

Nana Besemuna reminded President Akufo-Addo about his promise of establishing a University in the Oti Region in its second term should he win the December elections to be sited at Kete-Krachi.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency, some drivers, who used that corridor said awarding the contract was only one segment of the project, and completing it was their problem.

The drivers called on the government to ensure that the Contractor remained on-site to complete the project on schedule.

The Sector Minister was accompanied by Nana Owusu-Yeboa, Oti Regional Minister, Mr Maxwell Kofi Blagogee, Deputy Oti Regional Minister, Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, Member of Parliament for Krachi East, Mr Douglas Ntim, Chief Executive of Krachi West District, Mr Patrick Jilima Chartey, Municipal Chief Executive of Krachi East.

Source: GNA


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