President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday has inspected ongoing works on the construction of 10 kilometres of roads in Nkawkaw, in the Eastern Region.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Eric Kofi Darfuor, in taking the President on a tour of the roads, indicated that roads being constructed were selected to improve road transport network connectivity, accessibility, as well as reduce travel time and improve safety for the movement of goods and people in Nkawkaw.
He added that 3.40 kilometres of these roads are deteriorated, existing paved roads requiring improvements, including minor realignment, widening, construction of drainage structures, and surfacing, whilst 6.60km are unpaved roads requiring construction.
Bituminous surfacing of Nkawkaw SHS-Domeabra Road (1.9kms); Agyakwa Hospital Road (1.3kms); Adoagyiri/White House Road (1.0km); ADB-Assembly Road (0.45kms); Betrams-Asuogya Road (2.1kms); Krofrom Street (0.7kms); Starting Point Road (2.0kms); Mococo Street (0.6kms); and Denkyem Street (0.3kms) are taking place.
The Eastern Regional Minister told the President that the road projects are being undertaken by Messrs Berock Ventures Limited, with a contract duration of 27 months, with an expected completion date of 21st March 2020.
President Akufo-Addo urged the contractor to ensure that the town roads are completed on schedule.
In all, the Department of Urban Roads is undertaking the rehabilitation and maintenance of some 153 kilometres of roads in the Eastern Region.
They are Koforidua Town Roads (26.5kms); Begoro Town Roads (17kms); Kwabeng Town Roads (10kms); Kyebi Town Roads (10kms); Asamankese Town Roads (10kms); Kade Town Roads (10kms); Akwatia Town Roads (10kms); Okere Town Roads (10kms); and Akim Oda Town Roads (10kms).
The rest are Akyem Akropong Town Roads (7.5kms); Suhum Town Roads (5kms); Apedwa Town Roads (4kms); Akroso Town Roads (2.5kms); Amamprobi by-pass (2.5kms); and Abomosu Town Roads (1.5kms).
These projects are estimated at a cost of GHc387,650,853.08, with contractors having commenced work on all the projects listed above. Indeed, the asphaltic overlay of town roads in Koforidua and Kyebi have been substantially completed.
Additionally, 42 kilometres of town roads in Odumasi Krobo, Asesewa, Akim Oda, Koforidua, Peduase, and Asamankese, are undergoing procurement processes.