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Minister Inspects Ongoing Road Projects In E/R, Expresses Satisfaction

The projects are; rehabilitation of a 3km of Amamprobi bypass road, construction of 2km Abiriw town roads and 1.63km Adukrom town roads, 3.50km Apirede road and rehabilitation of 10km road in the New Juaben municipality.

July 16, 2018

The Eastern Regional minister, Eric Kwakye Dafour and the Department of the Urban Roads on Monday inspected a number of ongoing road projects in four districts.

The projects are; rehabilitation of a 3km of Amamprobi bypass road, construction of 2km Abiriw town roads and 1.63km Adukrom town roads, 3.50km Apirede road and rehabilitation of 10km road in the New Juaben municipality.

The team also inspected the 2.5km roads estimated at GHC 5,796,528.95 being executed by Opanyin Ayeh Construction Company Limited, a Koforidua base construction firm, expected to be completed on 21st December, 2018.

Addressing the media after the tour, the Regional minister stressed: “the ongoing road projects are in the hands of the Department of Urban roads. This year, Eastern region was given 150km roads to be upgraded and it has been divided into many kilometers (KM) across the other districts. At about 10km asphalted road first began in Koforidua and it is well constructed. These roads are being done so that it would reduce traffic hence the bypass being constructed at Amamprobi and Abiriw”.

He indicated the only problem they had been one contractor at Adukrom, ‘Camlet’ who is to complete only 1 and half km road within two months but has abandoned the project.

“This contractor has not voiced out his problem so that it can be dealt with therefore he will be called to fish out his difficulties for immediate response.

He added the road at Awukugua was once handed to a contractor in 2006 in the time of former president Kufuor but could not work on it and it has been rewarded to him again which is now on track as it will soon be completed.

Bryt FM Akosua Asabea Kropah report Mr. Dan Botwe, Minister of Regional Integration and Reorganization who was part of the entourage indicated he is very grateful of the work done so far by the contractors.

However, he commended the Department of Urban roads for ensuring the road works are done in accordance to the specifications of good standards.

“Looking at the performance of the contractors, it indicates Ghana would not have suffered of poor road networks if all contractors would have work like these ones. Any contractor who does shoddy work must have the contract terminated” he lamented.

Meanwhile, the Regional Director of Urban Roads, Kofi Nti Appiagyei retreated the job done of the various contractors were encouraging with the exception of the Adukrom town roads where the contractor’s performance was seen not to be the best.

He pledged his outfit would ensure the contractor is brought to book to ensure the project is completed on time to the benefit of all.

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