The Akufo-Addo Cabinet has approved a €55-million facility for the rehabilitation of a 100-kilometre road network and street projects for some towns and communities in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The facility is a credit agreement between the government of Ghana and the Deutsche Bank meant for Auxiliary Infrastructure of Kumasi inner-city roads and a commercial agreement between the Ministry of Roads and Highways and a construction firm, Contracta Construction UK for the implementation of the project.
This was disclosed by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press conference on Sunday, 31 March 2019.
The scope of works to be undertaken as part of the projects include the rehabilitation of roads in the following towns:
Town Length of Road
Bantama Sub metro 13.23 km
Kwadaso 11.60 km
Manhyia 8.98 km
Oforikrom 10.61 km
Suame 12.01 km
Subin 13.25 km
Asokwa 11.25 km
Nhyiaeso 10.13 km
Tafo Pankrono 8.96 km
Total 100 km
In addition, several key activities would be undertaken under the Priority Road Infrastructure Projects.
• Rehabilitation and upgrading of selected roads
• Provision of traffic management and pedestrian safety facilities including road-line marking and installation of road markings, traffic signs and traffic control devices.
• Rehabilitation of drainage facilities.
After Parliament’s consideration and approval, the project is expected to be completed within a period of 24 months from the commencement date.
Mr Nkrumah said the rehabilitation of the roads in the already-mentioned towns and communities is in accordance with the government’s recognition of good road infrastructure as a critical facilitator for rapid socio-economic development.
“It is our hope that the completion of these projects will reduce and improve waiting and travel times within the Kumasi metropolis with a consequent reduction in poverty and enhanced development in our dear nation,” he added.