The Minister of Roads and Highways Kwasi Amoako Atta has hinted the much-awaited Suame and Oforikrom interchange projects will commence in the second term of President Akufo-Addo government if he is re-elected.
President Akufo-Addo in 2018, during sod-cutting for Kumasi roads at Atonsu in the Asokwa Municipality promised to construct interchanges at Suame roundabout and Oforikrom to check vehicular traffic in Kumasi.
However, two years on, government is yet to deliver on the promise.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako, the road minister who could not give specific timeline for the projects said government is working around the clock to start the projects.
“I can tell you that we have gone very far on these two projects at this stage, I can’t tell you possible construction companies that will execute the two projects. It’s our wish to cut sod for the projects hopeful by the end of the year. But because we are doing a lot of projects, if it does not happen, hopefully 2021 we will cut sod for the project to commence,” he disclosed.
He added: ’’With the work the NPP government has done across the country, I am confident that the electorate will give President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo–Addo second term to continue his vision for the country in the area of infrastructural development. At the moment we are working hard to bring all the procurement processes to a close before the end of the year”.
The road minister stressed “President Akufo-Addo and his government will not joke with Kumasi and Ashanti road projects; I can tell you. We know what Kumasi and Ashanti mean to us and don’t forget we are politicians. President Akufo-Addo is fixing all roads in Ghana, he is not discriminating against any region in Ghana, no, he is not a president who will do that. He is looking after all the 16 regions in Ghana like I told you we will not joke with Kumasi roads’’.
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