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Regional News of Thursday, 16 August 2018

Source: Daniel Kaku

Aowin MCE inspects road projects in the Municipality

Samuel Adu-Gyamfi in chat with the contractors during the inspection

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the Aowin Municipality of the Western Region, Mr. Samuel Adu-Gyamfi has inspected various urban and feeder roads, foot bridges and culverts in the Municipality.

The roads include Allatakrom-Serwum, Jensue-Kwesikrom, Jema-Eddykrom, Adomkrom junction- Motoso, Adjeikrom Junction-Limann,Tettey junction-Acquai-AAlla, Kweku-Atta junction-Kourdjour, Dabiasem junction-Owusukrom.

Other footbridges and culverts include a wooden bridge at Enchi Zongo and footbridge at Enchi Nakaba.

Speaking during the inspection, the MCE said, it is his wish to see major roads linking the Municipal capital, Enchi accessible so that foodstuffs and cocoa can be transported to the market centre.

"The Municipal Assembly and for that matter the central government will make sure the problems of the people are addressed", he assured.

Mr. Adu-Gyamfi said, roads linking Nyankamum –Kweku Atta- Kuordjor, Kwuwu-Kwawu Nyamebekyere roads and other culverts and footbridges would soon be constructed.

He said there is an overwhelming desire for the government to wholistically address the poor road network in the municipality.

Two important roads whose poor state affect the socio-economic lives of the people in the Municipality are the Enchi-Ellubo and Enchi-Akontonbra Nkwanta roads. The two roads link Aowin Municipality to the Jomoro and Suaman Districts.

“I was glad to hear that, during the visit of President Akuffo Addo to the Region, he announced that funding has been secured for the construction of Enchi-Ellubo road while efforts are being put in place to re-award Enchi-Akontonbra Nkwanta road together with other road projects in the Region”.

The MCE said another project that is dear to the people of Enchi and for that matter the people of the Municipality is the construction of concrete drains along the Atua river in the Enchi township.

The lack of concrete drains along the river has been largely responsible for the perennial flooding in Enchi and its environs over the years.

The construction of concrete drains along the river was therefore among the projects submitted as priority projects under the coastal belt development priority projects of the Aowin Municipality.

One major responsibility of the Municipal Assembly and for that matter the MCE is to play a supervisory role to ensure that all projects awarded were well supervised according to contract specification, he added.

Briefing the MCE and his inspection team, the site engineer on the 9.7km Dabiasem junction-Owusukrom road, Mr. Kobby Addison said they were working hard to ensure that they would be able to complete work as scheduled.

"All specifications on the contract were adhered to", he added.