The Roads Roads Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, has admonished contractors working on the Assin Praso-Assin Fosu road and other projects within the Assin North Constituency to deliver quality roads.
The Minister says contractors should not bow to pressure and construct substandard roads.
He made the remarks when he inspected ongoing road projects in some areas in the Assin North constituency.
The Minister stated that contractors must deliver on quality roads by taking their time to complete the work for which they have been hired.
He stated that the road projects are intended to improve people’s lives rather than to achieve political expediency.
“Don’t rush unnecessarily; we want to do excellent and quality roads for the good people of Ghana,” the Minister said.
“We are not doing it because of the elections. We want to build quality roads so that the country will have value for money,” he stressed.
“Even before the by-election, a lot of projects were going on. We are happy that so many projects are ongoing so that nobody will take advantage to poison the minds of people to say we are doing it because of the by-election.
“In any case, if a government does a good thing, it needs to be rewarded and I know that at the right time, the good people of Assin will show appreciation to this government,” he added.
Minister and his team inspected the ongoing 31.2-kilometre road from Assin Praso to Assin Fosu as part of phase two of the National Trunk Road (N8) project connecting Cape Coast and Kumasi.
The project is estimated at $50 million and is sponsored by the Japanese government and executed by Shimizu Dai Nippon Joint Ventures, a construction firm, under the supervision of the Ghana Highways Authority.
The scope of the project includes dualising a 1.2-kilometre stretch within the Assin Fosu township and constructing drainage systems.
Meanwhile, the Minister expressed satisfaction with the work done so far saying: “The road is very well-built up to the base level, but you have to improve upon the nature of the road due to the rains.
“We have a lot of confidence in you. We will give you every support you need to seal the road as quickly as possible”.