Sunday, 14 July

Roads Minister orders repairs of deteriorating roads at Nungua Interchange

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Minister giving the instructions to contractors

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Mr Francis Asenso-Boakye, has mandated immediate repairs of the deteriorating ground roads at the Nungua Interchange in the Greater Accra Region. The directive comes in response to worsening road conditions caused by delays in the Nungua Interchange project, which was initially slated for completion in February 2023.

The project has been stalled due to ongoing negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), leading to significant inconvenience for commuters and affecting commercial activities in the area.

During a site visit to assess the project's progress, Minister Asenso-Boakye instructed contractors to prioritize repairing the ground roads to ensure smoother commuting and commercial operations until the main project can resume and be completed.

"I have since directed the Department of Urban Roads to engage local contractors to repair sections that have deteriorated. 

Another contractor is on-site to commence these repair works," the Minister stated.

He further emphasized the government's commitment to the Nungua community, saying, "The government has also engaged the contractor to rehabilitate 19 kilometers of roads in Nungua. This will bring significant relief to the residents and surrounding areas. 

The access roads used as diversions during the construction have also suffered undue pressure and deterioration. 

I have instructed the Urban Roads Department to take immediate action to repair these sections as well."

This swift intervention is expected to alleviate the current hardships faced by the residents of Nungua and improve the overall traffic situation in the area, he concluded

Source: Mensah