The Minister for Roads Highway, Hon. Kwesi Amoako Attah has pledged that roads in Ashanti Region will be constructed under the second term of president Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo to ease traffic.
According to him, Ashanti Region has a total road network size of about 9,700km of which about 2,400 km is under construction to improve the total road network condition in the region.
“This represents about 25%of the network and it must be noted that 57% of the roads in the region are in good fair condition and it is being maintained under routine and periodic maintenance programme. So only 18% of the road network representing 1,1746km will need a future intervention” he added.
The Road minister inspected some roads in Abuakwa, Tanoso, Sofoline underpass, and Suame.
Addressing the media after the inspection at the Regional Coordinating Council (RCC), he said the government has awarded some roads in the region to contracts and the contractor are on site.
He revealed that Kumasi Inner Ring Road and Adjacent Streets 100km Primersal in Oforikrom, Asokwa, Kwadaso, Subin and Batntama have been awarded to Contract with 55million Euro loan.
Rehabilitation of Ahwiankwanta- Obuasi Road has been awarded to Joshob Construction, Lake Road Widening 3km and Drainage Extension, Sisssai River 2km has been awarded to China Henan Int.(Chico 70% Completed AfDB) Funded.
Construction of Sunyani Road Kumasi Sofoline Interchange Phase 1 and has achieved Interchanges and 6 Pedestrian underpasses substantially 99% completed and will be opened soon.
He said the construction of 5 interchanges at Bekwai Roundabout, Oforikrom, Suame, Ahodwo and Santasi Roundabout in the Ashanti Region has been awarded.
He entreated the people in the Ashanti region to be proud because the Ashanti region is the heart of the government so all roads in the region will be constructed.
By Maame Adjoa Esson, Opemsuo Fm Kumasi.