President Akufo-Addo has cut sod for the commencement of construction of the 71.25-kilometre Enchi-Elubo Road which is being funded by COCOBOD.
According to Akufo-Addo, the road will to be constructed by a Chinese company, Top International Engineering Corporation (TIEC) as a further
testimony to Government’s commitment to prosecuting the ‘Year of Roads’
He disclosed in a press statement that the several failed attempts in reconstructing the road in the past was due to the non-performance of the Contractor.
He noted that protests of the Chiefs and residents along the major communities such as Kromokrom, Kwawu, Omanpe, Nkwanta Nos. 1&2, Jema, Boinso, Ngakain and Asemkrom were well-meant since they were bearing the brunt of the deplorable road.
As a result, he highlighted that the entire 71.25km has, thus, been reengineered and repackaged into the contract, which, when completed, is expected to improve the economic life of the people by enhancing the free movement of goods and people as well as reduce travel time and vehicle operating cost.
For the President, what excites him most about the 71.25km road, is because it serves as a major conduit in the transportation of various crops, cocoa, and timber produced in the northern and middle sections of the region to the Takoradi Port and other parts of the country.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako Atta, in his remarks indicated that the road will be completed in 42 months, adding that “President Akufo-Addo himself, God willing, will come here himself to commission this road.”
Akufo-Addo also took time to inspect the Dadieso town roads project in the Suaman District of the Western North region, which he awarded as
part of Cocoa Roads improvement project.
The roads project includes the upgrading of Juaboso to Dadieso feeder Road (16.4-18.40km), Kaleo to Dadieso Feeder Roads (2.8km), and Dadieso Town Roads (5.8km).