The government of Ghana has announced it has secured funding to complete the 71 kilometre Elubo-Enchi road, which begun in 2011 and has contractors abandoned the site.
Speaking to a gathering of Chiefs from Nzema East, Ellembelle, Jomoro, Ahanta West, Kwesimintsim, Effia, Takoradi, Sekondi, Essikado-Ketan and Shama, in the Western Region as part of his tour, President Nana Akufo-Addo stated that his government has secured funds to complete the road.
He said: “The 71 kilometre stretch of road from Elubo to Enchi will be financed by the Sinohydro financing facility – a facility which has been negotiated by my government. This will ensure that this road is constructed once and for all.”
The President indicated also that the Sinohydro Facility will be used to construct an interchange at the PTC Roundabout in Takoradi, the region’s capital.
President Akufo-Addo also disclosed that at a meeting on Tuesday, 5th June, 2018, Cabinet took the decision “that all Sekondi-Takoradi town roads are going to be tarred, and it will begin this year.”
“When I say Sekondi-Takoradi town roads, I am referring to all the constituencies in Sekondi Takoradi, including Essikado,” he added.
He further said other roads to be constructed with the Sinohydro facility include the Benchemaa -Nkwanta-Asuontaa-Oseikojokrom road; Ewiase-Bosomoise road; Wiawso-Amfie-Aboboyaa road; Asafo-Acheachen road; Datano-Ahokwaa-Suhenso road; Asawinso-Kojina-Essakrom road; Kessekrom – Adiembra road; and Penakrom-Futa road.
The construction of the 27 kilometre Sanko to Cape Three Points Road, a request made by the Omanhene of Dixcove, Obrempong Hima Dekyi IV, the President said, has had engineering studies completed by the Ghana Highways Authority, and the procurement processes for the road will be completed soon.
He was speaking on the last day of his three-day tour to the Western region on Sunday, June 10,2018 when Mr Akufo-Addo announced of a massive road constructions to be undertaken in the Western region this year.
According to him, despite the mantra of “unprecedented infrastructural development” touted by his predecessor, John Mahama in the run-up to the 2016 elections, a major problem of the Chiefs and peoples of every region he has visited so far, including the Western Region, since becoming President of the Republic in 2017, is the poor nature of road infrastructure.
President Akufo-Addo, in the course of his Western Regional tour, cut the sod for the construction of the 24.3 kilometre Kojina-Chirano-Akoti road at Bibiani; the 25 kilometre Asankragwa-Fordjuorkrom road at Breman; and the 16 kilometre Kejibir-Mpohor road, with a promise that his government will see to it that the region’s roads are constructed.