The abandoned 8.4 kilometre feeder road between Holuta and Luvudo-Kassardjian in the Ho West District of the Volta Region has now been reopened to traffic.
This was after the Ho West District Assembly had gravelled and graded the road at the cost of GHS 89,000.
The 8.4 Kilometre stretch was abandoned by motorists 12 years ago due to its inaccessible nature until the assembly took action to make it accessible for vehicular movement.
Following the rehabilitation of the road, various economic activities which collapsed have now been revived in the area, known largely for cocoa farming.
The project was funded through the District Assembly’s Common Fund (DACF) and the District Development Facility.
“This is part of our effort to open up the area to brisk business”, the District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Ernest Apau said.
Conducting journalists along the road on Tuesday, Mr Apau noted that supporting the livelihood of the people was topmost among the development priorities of the assembly.
Pursuant to that, he gave the assurance that the 12-kilometre Kpedze-Dzogbekofe-Amedzofe road would be put in shape next year.
Already, Mr Apau said that the 4.6 kilometre Bokorvikope–Tsito road had been given facelift.
He further disclosed that the five-kilometre Saviefe-Gbedome road which was graded in 2017 would now be expanded, adding that the roads network at Kpedze-Zongo would also be renovated.
An overjoyed cocoa farmer at Luvodo, Wisdom Gbadago, 35, told the Ghanaian Times that the reopening of the road had boosted the confidence of the farmers.
“Now my customers drive to the community to buy farm produce from me directly”, he said.
The road would also benefit about 5, 000 people in the scattered communities it runs through.
The area is also known for the production of coffee, banana and other food crops on a large scale.
FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, LUVUDO-KASSARDJIAN