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General News of Thursday, 18 April 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Ashesi Berekuso road to receiveface lift by end of 2019

This year may be the last the people who use the Ashesi Berekuso road may have to contend with its deplorable state, according to Deputy Local Government Minister, O.B. Amoah.

He has said plans are “on the drawing board” to give the troubled road and facelift before 2019 ends.

“Thankfully the minister for roads came for Berekuso where Ashesi is and assured the people of Berekuso and the people Ghana that the road will be fixed,” Mr. Amoah said on Citi TV’s The Poing of View. He said he was aware that the project would be “under a Kuwaiti fund.”

“The Kuwaitis have come here. They have inspected the road. Designs have been done and we are raising money to be able to do it.”

On when it will be completed, Mr. Amoah said “they [the Kuwaitis] gave us tentatively the last quarter of this year; it could even be earlier.

Though associated with the Ashesi University, the road, located in the Akuapim Traditional Area, caters to significant financial interests because it links the town to Accra.

The state of the road has been the subject of complaints from residents who regularly ply the roads.

Addressing the Berekuso road is one of the steps the government has taken to address road infrastructure.

Most notably, the government has begun utilising $1.5 billion roads infrastructure project under the Sinohydro Master Project Agreement.

The first phase of the project, costing $646.6 million begins with the Tamale Interchange project.