Dr Bawumia Commissions Inner City Roads in Kumasi

Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has commissioned 13kilometers inner roads infrastructure in the Oforikrom Municipality of Ashanti region.

The projects form part of 100km Greater Kumasi Inner Roads under a Sino Hydro funding facility, started in 2019.

Residents of Oforikrom municipality, though happy with the face-lift of some of their roads, want the government to complete other unmotorable ones.

Vice-President commissions inner roads in Oforikrom Municipality

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, says Greater Kumasi has seen massive face-lift in terms of inner roads.

According to him, records from Ghana Highways Authority indicate 1,180km of roads have been completed in Ashanti since 2017.

He indicated that the government is starting the Boankra Inland Port project this month and will also commission Kumasi International Airport in September.

The 100km Greater Kumasi Inner road infrastructure project was awarded to construction firm, ‘Contracta’ in 2019 and completed this year.

Vice-President commissions inner roads in Oforikrom Municipality

The scope of work includes construction of road side drains, provision of culverts, earthworks, provision of base and sub-base, double surface dressing and road line marking.

Other beneficiary communities include Suame, Kwadaso, Bantama and Manhyia.

Vice-President commissions inner roads in Oforikrom Municipality

Most of the roads within the Oforikrom Municipality were virgin roads which started from scratch.

Residents are enthused with the upgrading, but want other unmotorable roads within the municipality fixed.

Vice-President commissions inner roads in Oforikrom Municipality
Rehabilitated Kumasi Inner city Roads

The Oforikrom Municipal Chief Executive, Abraham Kwame Antwi, commended the government for keeping to its promise of fixing 13kilometers inner road infrastructure.

According to him, there are other ongoing road projects within the municipality to be given massive face-lift in the municipality.

He appealed to the government to help complete other deplorable roads in the municipality.

Vice-President commissions inner roads in Oforikrom Municipality
Chief of Asante-Asakyire, Professor Nana Mensah Bonsu

The Chief of Asante-Asakyire, Professor Nana Mensah Bonsu, who represented Asantehene, was enthused with the development of roads.

He however, believed the NPP is indebted to the Ashanti region in terms of infrastructure development.

Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako Atta, wants local assemblies to enforce by-laws that seek to protect roads from damage.