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Ghana constructing 109 roads



Kwasi Amoako-Atta, state minister for road in Ghana has confirmed that 109 roads are under construction in Ghana’s Central Region. Amoako-Atta was speaking during his recent tour of the region to inspect some of the on-going road projects.


According to the Minister, 28 out of the 109 road projects are being implemented under the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), 55 under the Department of Feeder Roads, and 26 under the Department of Urban Roads.


The projects, which are funded by the national government through loans and grants, will include roads such as the Cape Coast inner-city project, Cape Coast-Kakum road, Swedru town roads, Twifo Praso Bridge, Assin Fosu town roads, Supredo Bridge at Mfantseman Mankesim to Abeadze road and Bawjiase road Gomoa Dawurampong road among others.


An additional 89 roads have been identified and will soon break ground across the country.


According to Amoako-Atta, the Central Region’s road network is approximately 5,695kms, 1,156kms of which is under the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), while 3,150kms and 1,390kms are under the Department of Urban Roads and Feeder Roads respectively.


The Minister further reported that 33% of the entire network is paved or has a bitumen surface, 41% is at the gravel stage, and 26 percent at the earth stage.


“Generally, the road network in this region is at fair and poor state but the government under the leadership President Akufo-Addo is committed to improving the situation which is why we declared this year as the 'Year of Roads', " the Amoako-Atta said.


Plans for the construction of interchanges such as the Tamale, Pokuase and Obetsebi-Lamptey interchanges are also underway Amoako-Atta reported.