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Regional News of Wednesday, 20 June 2018


Dome/Kwabenya roads see major facelift

Construction works on roads in Dome/Kwabenya begun in May and expected to be completed in 12 months Construction works on roads in Dome/Kwabenya begun in May and expected to be completed in 12 months

All roads in the Dome/Kwabenya Constituency in the Ga East Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region are undergoing major facelift to ease the movement of commuters in and around the area.

The GH¢30,883,036.94 project, which began last month, is expected to be completed in 12 months.

Four contractors are currently working on the roads with each contractor assigned a specific demarcated area to ensure completion of the asphalt project on the scheduled date.

The Member of Parliament for the area, Sarah Adwoa Safo, who inspected the first phase of the project, Wednesday, told journalists that she was happy with progress of work made by the contractors.

She said she has had sleepless nights over the bad roads, which have affected all economic activities in the area, believing that with the facelift, economic activities in the area will bounce back to normalcy.

She expressed her gratitude to her constituents for their patience, and promised to ensure that the rehabilitation exercise covers all the roads in the area.

The lawmaker also expressed her profound gratitude to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta, for listening to the pleas of the people and coming to their aid with the rehabilitation exercise.

The Municipal Urban Roads Engineer, Aboagye Foster, told journalists that the rehabilitation exercise covers 19km of roads in the Dome/Kwabenya Constituency.

The exercise, he added, covers Taifa Norway through to Taifa Market to Burkina.

The Atomic Roundabout through Kwabenya, Abokobi, Haatso, Westlands, Musuku and Ashongman Estates roads are all being taken care of by the contractors.

A resident of the area who nearly led a demonstration exercise against the government over the bad roads, Adongo Addison commended Adwoa Safo for responding to the calls of her people.

He expressed the hope that an asphalted project will cover the entire area to boost economic activities.

"I am happy that Sarah Adwoa Safo has responded to our cry, and I hope that it is not just a quick response and later suspend it in three weeks.
“Once the asphalted project has started here in Taifa, I am optimistic that I will extend to other areas in the constituency.

“At least, when the project is able to cover about 90% of the bad roads in the area, it will help us a lot," he noted.