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(Ghana) Ministry of Roads and Highways take over cocoa roads

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By Kodjo Adams, GNA

Accra, Jan. 22, GNA – Mr Kwasi Amoako Atta,the Minister of Roads and Highways, has said arrangements have been made forthe Ministry to take over all outstanding cocoa roads in the country forcompletion.

He said the move was to address challengesassociated with abandoned projects, delayed projects by contractors, shoddyworks and other pitfalls to ensure there was value for money in roadinfrastructure.

Announcing this in Accra at the Meet Pressseries, the Minister said the Ministry has completed the Joint Border Posts atNoepe for Ghana and Togo and became operational on December 3, 2018.

Touching on the Ministry’s achievement, hesaid 18 weighbridge stations across the country have been constructed to reduceoverloading of heavy goods vehicle, adding that the initiative has decreasedoverloading to about 6.45 per cent.

He said the Western Region Oil Enclave roadsare being executed to support the operations of the Gas Plant, stating that theAlabokazo Ekwei Tikobi Number One (53km) is 99 per cent complete while theconstruction of road along pipeline including Amazure Bridge had beencompleted.

He said the Pokuase interchange was 30 percent completed, improvement of the roundabout between Ejisu and the KwameNkrumah University of Science and Technology, which was also 40 per centcomplete.

He said the construction of the Tema Motorwayroundabout into a three tier interchange with Japanese grants commenced early2018 and the project was 24 per cent completed.

The Minister said the construction of two laneunderpass to link Spintex and East Legon in the Greater Accra was completed.

He said the LEKMA road construction projectwas terminated and given to a different contractor of which work would beginsoon.

In terms of road safety interventions, he saidthe Ministry has installed and maintained street lights on Pantang-Aburi andMallam-kasoa highways and other streets across the country.

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