General News of Tue, 10 Jul 201830
Akufo-Addo to launch Kumasi Road Facelift Project on July, 16
President Akufo-Addo is expected in the Ashanti Regional capital on July 16 to launch the Kumasi Road Facelift Project.
Government is expected to construct four new interchanges in Kumasi to help ease the growing traffic congestion in the metropolis.
Road networks in the Ashanti region are in deplorable conditions, and residents have complained of neglect, as traffic congestion affects socio-economic activities in areas such as Atonsu, Tafo and Suame.
Addressing the first meeting of the Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council, Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah said in addition to the rehabilitation of the roads, Kumasi will benefit from four additional interchanges at Anloga Junction, Airport, Santasi and Suame Roundabouts.
“Roads in the region is in a very deplorable state, it is about the worse in the country. However, the government is making efforts to improve upon the total road network in the region. I wish at this point to give you my assurance that by a year from this time, there will be significant improvement in the road network in the region,” the minister said.