Paramount Chief of Aowin Traditional Area, Beyeeman Tano Kwaw Benbuin III, has appealed to the government to fix major roads in the municipality which are in bad shape.

He lamented that the Enchi-Elubo road is one of such of the routes which has been in dire need of construction for decades.

The chief shared this concern with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who had visited Aowin Municipality of the Western North Region as part of his 3-day working visit.

Benbuin III expressed gratitude for the lucrative initiatives that had been undertaken in the country stated they are looking forward to their fair share of developmental projects in this new region.

“As a little boy, I cannot describe the images that were conjured up in my mind anytime we were told the government was going to build that road.

“Such an international road, such a major highway with its overwhelming significance to the people of Aowin and its contribution to the country’s economy. It makes it difficult to understand why it has been left unconstructed for such a long time,” he said.

As part of government’s decentralisation of project, a feeder roads office was allocated for construction at Aowin Municipality for work in at Enchi.

However, the Paramount Chief asked that these developments be narrowed to Aowin.

“So far, we are pleased with the Feeder Roads office allocated to Aowin. But like the proverbial Oliver Twist, we would definitely like to have a bit more to accelerate the development of our new region in general, and Aowin in particular”, he said.

Nana Tano Benbuin promised the President of erecting a befitting monument in his honour to express their unending appreciation when the Enchi-Elubo see a facelift.

Meanwhile, the Road and Highway Minister Kwaku Amoako Atta told the chiefs and their people that President Akufo-Addo has cut sod for the construction of 71.23km Enchi-Ellubo road.

He said the project has been awarded to Top International Company Limited and assured them of a facelift of the road as contractors have come to site.

Mr Kwaku Amoako Atta promised to complete the road construction within the 42 months duration and the necessary support from the government shall also be provided.