An artiste's impression of the Pokuase interchange

Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Atta has revealed that the four-tier Pokuase interchange will be fully completed and commissioned in the first week of July this year.

At a press conference on Sunday, May 23, the sector Minister indicated that the project has reached a substantial stage of completion and it is expected to be opened to traffic in the next few weeks.

According to him, it is the vision of the Akufo-Addo government to ease traffic congestion, improve urban mobility by investing in roads since the sector constitutes the veins of the economy.

“The project [Pokuase Interchange] was started right from the scratch under President Akufo-Addo’s government. This is an interchange that is the first of its kind in West Africa and the second to the Eb Cloete of South Africa.

“This interchange will be opened in full to traffic, currently, we have started opening some sections to traffic, but it will be opened in full by the first week of July when it’s scheduled to be commissioned,” he stated.

The Pokuase interchange at the ACP Junction in the Ga West Municipality, is an $84-million project which was initially three-tier and upgraded to a four-tier facility.

It is being jointly financed by the African Development Bank and the Government of Ghana.

The Roads Minister also stated that President Akufo-Addo is determined to complete 20 interchanges by the end of his tenure.

According to him, government has estimated about 25 interchanges adding that “we are sure and we know what we are about. Note this down, by 2024, 20 interchanges are likely to have been fully completed.”