The Ministry of Roads and Highways has rubbished claims that the the construction of the Tamale interchange was substandard.
The Ministry in a statement said the construction work is in accordance with the standards and specifications of the ministry.
The statement explained that all tests conducted on the project revealed that the interchange went through all required procedures.
The statement was issued in response to claims by the Minority Leader and MP for Tamale South Member of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu.
He was called for a structural audit to be conducted on the project.
But the Ministry says all needed processes were followed on the construction.
“We wish to state categorically that the Tamale interchange project has been undertaken in accordance with the standards and specifications of the Ministry. The bridge has been designed to have a 100-year design life. The design went through a rigorous process of approval before implementation.”
The statement revealed it appointed an independent supervision consultant to superintend the execution of the works “in line with best practice.”
“All test results conducted during Construction have proven to be above the required specifications. The Ministry assures all Ghanaians that the necessary steps have been taken to ensure the bridge’s stability and value for money,” the statement added.