Phase 2 Krachi-Dambai road begins

The second phase of upgrading of a 27-kilometre Kete-Krachi-Burae-Dambai road, in the Krachi West District of the Volta Region, has taken off in earnest.

It is expected to facilitate socio-economic development and integration within the West African sub-region, when completed.

The GH¢60million project which forms part of a 47-kilometre cocoa road project initiated by the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is expected to be completed in 2017.

About 90 per cent of the first phase of the project, valued at about GH¢48 million, has already been executed.

The Vice-President, Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, last Saturday inspected work on the project.

He was accompanied by the Volta Regional Minister, Helen Adjoa Ntoso; the National Security Coordinator, Mr Yaw Donkor, and the Krachi West District Chief Executive, Mr Moses Ponye.

The Site Engineer, Mr. Jonathan Adjei-Yeboah, told the Vice President that all that was left on the first phase of the project was the application of bitumen on the road.

He said the second phase of the project began a fortnight ago and gave the assurance that it would be completed ahead of schedule.

Mr. Amissah-Arthur, on his part, expressed satisfaction with the progress of work so far, and urged the contractors, First Sky Limited, to involve the people in the area in the project, as a way of boosting their morale.

He cautioned road contractors in the country against “cutting corners” and shoddy work to avoid disastrous consequences and huge loss to the state.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Kete Krachi

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