Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has today, Monday, August 1, 2022, commissioned the 100km Rehabilitation and Auxiliary Infrastructure of Kumasi Inner Ring Road and Adjacent Streets Project – Phase 1, for which I cut sod on 13th December 2019 at Kentenkrono in the Oforikrom Municipality.
At the ceremony, the Vice President emphasized that currently a lot of road works are at various stages of completion in the region and we intend to ensure that they are all completed.
He also indicated Parliament has approved the construction of the Suame Interchange- Phase1. Works are expected to start by September 2022 on Boankra Inland Port.
”I am informed that the contractor will start work this month and were on site this morning.
The government is committed to continuing to improve road infrastructure in the region and Ghana as a whole.”
“The completion of this project is so important to the government since we shall be adding 100km of rehabilitated roads to the network in Kumasi.
“Apart from the roads we are commissioning today, let me state some of the works that the government is undertaking in Ashanti, under the Road Agencies under the Ministry of Roads and Highways:
“The Department of Urban Roads (DUR) has successfully completed the asphalt overlay of 295km of roads in the Ashanti region since 2017. Some of the beneficiary areas include Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly-Subin Nhyiaeso and Bantama, Asokwa, Oforikrom, Old Tafo, Asokore Mampong, Bekwai, Ejisu, Juaben, Sekyere East (Effiduase), Asante Mampong, Kwadaso, Obuasi, Suame and Atwima Nwabiagya South.
“Apart from the 100km local roads that we are commissioning today, the DUR has also completed another 75km of town roads in Ashanti, including Bekwai Town roads (11km); Kwamo Town Roads (5.5km), Manhyia Roads (Buokrom)- 6km and Ejisu/ Kwaso Town Road (7km),” Dr Bawumia revealed.
Ongoing works being undertaken under the supervision of the DUR include Partial Reconstruction of Selected Roads in Kumasi Lot1 (57km); the Kumasi Roads and Drainage Extension Project (90% complete); and the 100km construction of the Kumasi Inner City Roads, involving the rehabilitation of another 100km of local roads in Kumasi. The sod was cut on 25th March 2022, with works 10% complete.
Ghana highway authority
The GHA has undertaken the rehabilitation and upgrading of 264 km of roads since 2017, the Vice President disclosed, with the roads either at primer seal stage or have the full seal on them. In addition, 28km of critical roads are at Asphaltic binder stage in the region.
As well, the Department of Feeder Roads has completed about 342km of roads since 2017. Some of the roads completed and tarred include Poano-Ntinnanko Feeder Road (6km); Barekese-Fufuo-Adugyama Feeder Road (10km); Ahenkro-Boamag Feeder Road (11km); Upgrading of Menang Junction-Menang-Dotom Feeder Road (15km); and Bitumen Surfacing of Fiankoma-Hia Feeder Road (14.5km).
Assuring the region of the government’s continued commitment to improving road infrastructure, Vice President Bawumia emphasized: “There are currently a lot of road works at various stages of completion in the region and we intend to ensure that they are all completed. I am happy to inform you that Parliament has approved the construction of the Suame Interchange- Phase1. Works are expected to start by September 2022.
“I know you are also eager to hear about the Boankra Inland Port. I am happy to report that the contractor has moved to site for work to begin this month.”