Government has completed One Thousand, One hundred and Fifteen (1,515) kilometers of roads in the Ashanti Region in 5 years.
A figure that is reported to be more than double of what was done by the erstwhile Atta-Mills -Mahama administration in 8 years.
Taking his turn as the Minister’s Press Briefing, organized by the Ministry of Information, The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah said he Akufo-Addo-led administration since 2017 has constructed a total of 1,515 kilometers of road in the Ashanti Region.
Delivering the update on Wednesday August 24, 2022, the Minister said the road projects are a manifestation of how the Ashanti Region is a top-most priority to the government.
“Since 2017, the region has seen 336 separate road contracts with the total length of 6,498.75km. Out of this, 1,515.06km have been completed. Department of Urban Roads has awarded 64 contracts. When you come to the Ghana Highway Authority, they have also awarded 69 contracts and then Feeder Roads has the largest which is about 203 contracts, all summing up to the figure of 336,” the Regional Minister said.
The Minister also gave update on other ongoing projects in the region. Touching on other infrastructure projects, the minister said the $140million Suame Interchange, a four-tier interchange is set to commence soon.
On the redevelopment of the Kejetia Market, Mr. Osei-Mensah said the Phase II of the market project will assist solve congestion problems in the area. The delay in the construction, he explained is as a result of several setbacks suffered in moving traders to make way for the redevelopment.