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President inspects major road projects as part of Accra tour

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo began his three-day tour of the Greater Accra Region yesterday with the inspection of major road projects currently under construction in Accra.  

The President inspected the progress of work on the 4-tier Pokuase Interchange in the Trobo Constituency before visiting the Dome road, that is, the road from Atomic to Taifa Junction in the Dome Kwabenya Constituency.

The Pokuase Interchange project, approximately US$60 million, forms part of the Ministry of Roads and Highways’ Accra Urban Transport Project (AUTP).

Funded by the African Development Bank, the project is being constructed by Zhongmei Engineering Group, under the supervision of Associated Consultants Limited and Bigen Group.

Construction of the interchange, which is currently 50 per cent complete, commenced on April 4, 2018 and is expected to be completed in October 2020.

The project involved the construction of an interchange at Pokuase, storm drains, 10 km of local roads, and construction of 6.6km of Awoshie-Pokuase-Kwabenya road. 

It also involved the widening of 2km of the Accra-Kumasi Road, provision of pedestrian facilities including walkways, footbridges, signalised crossings, streetlights, among others. 

At the Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amanfrom Constituency, the President held a durbar with the chiefs and people of the Ga South and Weija Gbawe districts. 

The meeting gave the President and his team of ministers and top government officials the opportunity to identify the challenges confronting the people. 

The President and his team promised to improve the living conditions in the communities, especially in the area of roads. 

He also held a similar durbar with the chiefs and people of Ga West, Ga North and Ga Central districts at Nsakina in the Amasaman Constituency. 

President Akufo-Addo will continue the tour today with the inspection of road projects at Adjiringanor in the Adenta Constituency.

BY YAW KYEI

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