Phase 1 Kasoa Interchange opens today

An  aerial view of  the main  Kasoa InterchangeThe first phase of the Kasoa Interchange will be opened to traffic today by President John Dramani Mahama.

The project which is about 80 per cent complete will ease the perennial traffic on that portion of the road.

The Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, announced this in Accra yesterday when his ministry took its turn at the Meet-the-Press series.

It marked the last in the series for the various ministries to make their achievements known.

Dr. Boamah said work would also soon commence on the Obetsebi Lamptey and the Tema Motorway interchanges and other road projects to create more routes and bring substantial relief to drivers and commuters.

He said realising the importance of road infrastructure to national development, government was determined to construct more of such interchanges as well as invest in the rail and other sectors.

For instance, he said, over 400 roads in the Accra and Tema metropolis had been improved, with a number of others asphalted across the country.

On health, the minister described as unprecedented, the number of hospitals, health posts and CHPS compounds that had been constructed throughout the country to provide quality healthcare to the people.

He explained that the government had also constructed a number of schools across the country, to boost enrolment, and so far, 42 of the 70 Community Day Senior High School’s had been completed, with a number of schools under trees and others in dilapidated structures also replaced with modern infrastructure classrooms.

The minister noted that teachers capacity had been developed, which had translated into good performance, particularly at the basic levels, while children enrolled on the school feeding programme had also been increased.

 

By Francis Asamoah Tuffour

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