Ashanti, Western, Central, Greater Accra, Northern & Volta Regional roads to receive attention – Ofori-Atta

File photo of a bad road

The Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says in 2019, there will be a massive investment in the road sector and as well as execution of infrastructural projects thanks to funds from varied sources.

In the Ashanti Region the following roads will receive attention.

Ahiankwanta-Obuasi

Ashanti Datano-

Mampong Inner City Roads Ahokwaa-Suhenso

Ashanti (Bauxite Road) Nyinahene – Awisesu

Ashanti (Bauxite Road) Nyinahene – Kyekyewere

Ashanti Okomfo Anokye – Abuakwa

Ashanti Suame Interchange

Ashanti Oforikrom Interchange

Kumasi Inner City Roads

Manhyia Sub-Metro

Suame Sub-Metro

Tafo Pankrono Sub-Metro

Asokwa Sub-Metro

Kwadaso Sub-Metro

Oforikrom Sub-Metro

Subin Sub-Metro

Nhyiaeso Sub-Metro

Bantama Sub-Metro

 

 

Roads in the Brong Ahafo to receive attention;

Atebubu – Kwamedanso – Kojokrom -Riverside

Brong Ahafo Sunyani Inner Ring Road

Brong Ahafo Sunyani Inner City Roads

Brong Ahafo Tepa Bomaa – Yamfo

Brong Ahafo Berekum Inner City Roads

Brong Ahafo Duayaw – Nkwanta

Brong Ahafo Odumasi – Seikwa Nkwanta

Brong Ahafo Bediako – Kasapi – Camp 15

 

The Eastern Region will see work on these roads:

Eastern Kwabeng – Abomosu – Asuom

Eastern Kwabeng – Akropong

Eastern New Abirem-Ofoase-Akim Oda

Akyem – Ankaase town Roads

Akyem Fremponso

Mampong – Kofiase

Anwiankwanta – Obuasi

Eastern Kessekrom-Adiembra

Eastern Koforidua Interchange

Eastern Akroso – Asamankese

 

The Western Region is not left out as the following roads get worked on:

Western Prestea Inner City Roads

Western Benchema – Adwofia

Western Asankragua – Agona – Sefwi Bekwai

 

Central Regionally roads of Awakrom-Amisano (Ekumfi)

Twifo Praso -Esikuma- Dunkwa on-Offin

Akotokyir Road

Amamoma Area Roads

Western Abura New Community Area

Cape Coast Polytechnic Road

Western Apawusika Road and Links

Central Agona Swedru Inner City Roads

Central Ankamu – Achiase – Swedru

Central Swedru – Bawjiase – Adeiso and some selected Cape Coast Inner City Roads

 

The Northern, Upper Regions as well as the Volta Region will have the following roads attended to:

Northern Tamale Interchange

Northern Nalerigu – Bunkpurugu Road

Northern Tamale – Salaga – Bimbilla

Northern Yendi – Tatale

Northern Karaga – Gushegu

Northern and Upper

West Wulugu – Kpasenpke – Wa

Upper West Lawra- Han-Tumu

Upper West Lawra-Dikpe Bridge

Upper East Tutulega-Sandema-Wiase

Upper East Navrongo -Naga

Volta Jasikan – Dodo Pepesu – Nkwanta

Volta Have – Hohoe

Volta Hohoe Inner City Roads

In the Greater Accra Region, the following roads will see construction, dressing or remedial works:

Taifa-Burkina-Nkatia Burger-Dome-Kwabenya Mosque

Christo Asafo Area Roads-Taifa

Pure Water Roads and Links-Kwabenya

Fan Milk Area Road-Anyaa

Adu Gyamfi Road-Anyaa

Selected Roads in Anyaa

Apostle Sarfo Onyinase Road

Pentecost University Road

Omanjor to Olebu Road

Abease Road to Ablekuma

A lang Area Road-Sowotuom

Race Course Medical Centre Road

Selected Roads in Gbawe

Nanakrom-Santeo Ashaiman Road

Adenta-Dodowa Road (Dualisation)

Ofanko Hospital Link Road

Abensu Afiama Taxi Road (Trobu)

Israel Junction Sound Foundation-

Blue Gate and Yeboah Street-NiinAnkraman (Trobu-Amasaman)

Partial Construction of North Ofanko

John Teye Bypass

Partial Construction of Yellow House and Links (Trobu-Amasaman)

Partial Construction of AsofanAmamorle Road and Links (Trobu-Amasaman)

Poultry Farm Road (Trobu-Amasaman)

Drainage Construction –Confidence and Veterinary-South Ofankor

Demo Road (Ledzokuku)

Allowayto Malik Road (Ledzokuku)

Baptist School Area Tebibiano Road (Ledzokuku)

Sea Lady Road (Ledzokuku)

Teshie North By Pass Road

(Ledzokuku)

GIBADA Office Complex

To show good faith, the following roads started by the Mahama administration will be financed by the Akufo-Addo regime:

1 Bridge on the Volta River at Volivo

2 Nsawam – Apedwa Road (Kwafokrom – Apedwa Road)

3 Bolgatanga – Bawku – Polmakom

4 Nkwanta – Oti Damanko Road

5 Oti Damanko – Nakpanduri Road

6 Berekum – Seikwa Road

7 Enchi – Dadieso Road

8 Dualisation of Ho Main Roads

9 Ho Bypass

10 Kumasi Roads and Drainage Extension Project

Also in 2019 Government in partnership with the private sector through PPP arrangements will undertake various projects including Accra–Takoradi Highway Dualisation, Accra – Tema Motorway and Accra –Kumasi Highway Dualisation.

Railway infrastructure will receive a boost with the minister saying in 2018, it commenced the rehabilitation of the existing 56 km narrow gauge line from Kojokrom to Tarkwa through Nsuta corridor to restore passenger rail and freight services for the first time since 2007. This will be completed in 2019 while work also commenced on rehabilitation works on the 70.8km narrow gauge sections of the Eastern Railway Line from Accra to Nsawam and Accra to Tema. The Achimota to Tema section is 90 percent complete and Achimota to Accra Central and Achimota to Nsawam will be completed by end of 2018 while rehabilitation continues to Koforidua in 2019.

Feasibility studies for the proposed 596km Greenfield Railway Line from Kumasi to Paga, popularly known as the Central Spine, has been undertaken. Phase 1 from Kumasi to Buipe section will commence in 2019.

Other feasibility studies commenced to be pursued in 2019 include:

  1. rail link on BOT basis between the Tema Port and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso;
  2. Development of Metro / Light Rail Transit Systems in Accra and Kumasi such as the recently signed Accra Sky Train project;
  3. Trans-ECOWAS line from Aflao through Cape Coast to Elubo; and
  4. Re-development of the Central Line from Kotoku in the Greater Accra Region to Huni Valley in the Western Region.

The Railway Location Workshop, also at Essikado, is being modernised and equipped, and will be completed in 2019 according to Mr. Ofori-Atta to become a one-stop workshop to serve the railway, mining, petroleum and agricultural industries.

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