The Vice President of the Republic Ghana, Dr Mahamud Bawumia has cut- sod to start the rehabilitation and auxiliary infrastructure of a 100 Km Kumasi inner ring road and adjacent street project.
The project according to Vice president will cost the nation £55m however, cabinet and parliament has already approved it.
The project which is in line with the vision of the ministry of Roads and Highways is undertaken to augment the earlier commissioned ‘Facelift of Greater Kumasi Town roads.
After its completion, it will ease traffic congestion, reduce vehicle operating cost, improve on mobility and quality life in the over 2.3 million densely populated Kumasi City. It will as well aid the smooth transfer of goods, services and people in and around Kumasi.
The 100km inner ring project will impact 6 Metro/Municipal assemblies such as, Oforikrom, Asokwa, Kwadaso, New Tafo, Suame municipals and Kumasi Metro (Nhyiaeso, Subin, Bantama, Manhyia).
The Vice President Dr Bawumia in his address mentioned that Kumasi and for that matter Ghana is challenged with roads infrastructure, therefore the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will continue to affix the terrible roads the NDC claimed to have fixed in their green book.
He uttered that ‘’President Akuffo Addo has declared 2020, a year of roads, therefore the NPP government will fix all the deplorable roads in Ghana by the end of December 2020”.
He entreated Ghanaians to be patience and rally behind the NPP government’s quest of reshaping the nation.
The minister for Roads and Highways, Mr Amoako Atta on the other hand said the works would be undertaken by M/s Contractor Construction UK Limited and are expected to be completed before December 2020.
He affirmed that the project which is starting at Kentinkrono in the Oforikrom Municipality of the Ashanti Region will give opportunity of employment to many of the youths in the stated Metro/Municipals.
The sod-cutting ceremony came off at Kentinkrono in the Oforikrom Municipality on Friday December 13, 2019.
By: Joe Marfo