Regional News Tue, 16 Jul 2019

Roads Minister to cut sod for construction of deplorable Gwira roads in Nzema East

Residents in the Nzema East Municipality of the Western Region will soon have a sigh of relief as Hon. Kwesi Amoako Atta, Roads and Highways Minister gears up for a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of Gwira roads.

The move follows the deplorable nature of the roads which was having a telling effect on the movement of goods and services thereby crippling the local economy.

The roads will benefit so many communities in the area.

They include; Simpa Junction to Gwira Aiyinasi, Gwira Aiyinasi to Gwira Wiawso, Gwira Wiawso to Gwira Ebanso, Gwira Ebanso to Gwira Asonti among others.

These areas are cocoa predominantly growing areas but successive governments have failed to tackle their road network.

Several appeals have been channelled to successive governments to do something about these roads and in 2018, the Paramount Chief of Gwiranman Traditional Council who is also the President of Nzema Traditional Council, Awulea Angamatu Agyan II wept over these roads and urged the Akufo-Addo-led government to fix it.

But in an exclusive interview with GhanaWeb Correspondent, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area, Hon. Frank Okpenyen revealed that government has secured funds and the Roads and Highways Minister is coming to cut the sod for construction to begin.

"At long last, the Akufo-Addo government has secured funds and Hon. Amoako Atta is coming to Gwira on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 to perform the sod-cutting ceremony. I am very happy because these roads have been our major concern", he stated.

It would be recalled that during the 2018 Kundum festival celebration by the Chiefs and people of Axim, President Akufo-Addo who was the special guest of honour assured his commitment of constructing the Gwira roads.

The MCE disclosed that apart from the Gwira roads, the Roads Minister will on the same day, cut the sod for construction Nsien township roads which cover the Nsien SHS campus.

"On Monday, July 22, 2019, the Transport Minister, Hon. Kwaku Ofori Asiamah will commission the DVLA office complex at Ayiskro in the Nzema East Municipality and this is a good news for the good of my area", he noted.

He added that "President Akufo-Addo is expected to cut the sod for construction of a Landing Beach at Axim on Tuesday, July 23, 2019".

He, therefore, seized the opportunity to advise the people of Nzema East Municipality to refrain from partisan politics and rally for development, "partisan politics is killing us and it should be the thing of the past".

He concluded by commending the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Catherine Afeku for lobbying for these projects and therefore urged the people to rally behind the MP to fight for more developmental projects.

Source: Daniel Kaku