The Baamuhene of the Kadjebi Traditional Area, Nana Asabere Amankwatia II, has expressed gratitude to the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and the entire NPP government following the unprecedented development the area has seen under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
Speaking on behalf of the Chiefs of Kadjebi after the Vice President commissioned the 56.4km Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu Road stretch of the Eastern Corridor roads, Nana Amankwatia II said the NPP government has actually fulfilled their promises to the people of the area, unlike previous governments who only paid them lip service.
“Thank you for fulfilling your promises to us. In the past we have heard many promises about Government coming to fix our roads and bring us other development but they never happened. But your government is different,” he told Dr Bawumia.
“I was there at Jasikan in December 2019 when you, Vice President Bawumia, cut the sod for work to begin on this road, and today, I am here again for the commissioning. You and your government have kept your word and fulfilled your promises. You have shown once again that we only get development when NPP is in power,” he declared.
Bawumia Commissions Road Project In Oti Region
Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, accompanied by the Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon Kwasi Amoako-Attah and the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Lu Kun, joined the chiefs of the eight traditional divisions of the Oti region to commission the 56.4km Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu Road stretch of the Eastern Corridor roads on Thursday, September 8th 2022.
The construction of the Jasikan – Dodo Pepesu Road is part of the Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) between the Government of Ghana and the Peoples Republic of China for the construction of some key infrastructure project through an innovative financing model. Under Phase 1 of the MPSA, a total of 441km of roads and two interchanges are to be constructed.
Vice President Bawumia, addressing the gathering, revealed that the Eastern Corridor Road Project starts from Tema Motorway Interchange and has a number of components, almost all of which are receiving attention.
“The Construction of the 67km Tema-Akosombo Road Project is ongoing, and includes the dualization of the Tema -Akuse Road with the construction of interchanges at Ashaiman and Akuse; the section between Akosombo and Asikuma is under Periodic Maintenance by the Ghana Highway Authority.
“Reconstruction of Asikuma Junction-Kpeve is also ongoing. Progress stands at 40%. Reconstruction of Have-Hohoe (53.5km) is currently at 60% completion. Reconstruction of Hohoe-Jasikan section (30km) is 80% complete. Construction of Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu Road (53.4km) is completed and being commissioned today.
“Construction of Nkwanta- Oti Damanko (50.3km) up to Kpassa is 50% complete. Construction of Nkwanta-Oti Damanko (12km) and Kpassa-Oti Damanko is 71% complete
“As well, construction of Oti Damanko-Yendi (94km) is 97% complete. Construction of Yendi-Gbintri (113km) is 85% complete.
“As you can see, Government is working on almost every section of the Eastern Corridor” Dr Bawumia emphasized.
He continued: “There are currently 8 Lots at various stages of completion under Phase 1 of the innovative Sinohydro MPSA we agreed with the Government of the People’s Republic of China. A number of projects have been completed, including construction of the Tamale Interchange, the first ever interchange in the Northern parts (Lot 3); construction of Cape Coast Inner City and Western Region Roads (Lot 7); and upgrading of Selected Feeder Roads in Ashanti (Lot 8).
“Others, like the Construction of Kumasi Inner City Roads, involving the construction of 100km of roads in Kumasi (Lot 2); Construction of PTC Interchange in Takoradi (Lot 4), and Construction of Sunyani and Berekum Inner City Roads (Lot 6) are all at various stages of completion.”