The Oti Damanko-Nakpanduri road construction project in Ghana is scheduled for completion in October 2016. This was made known by President John Mahama during the sod cutting in Yendi for the commencement of the 209 km road project.
Ghana and the Brazilian governments are jointly financing the project; Ghana is contributing US$50m while the Brazil is providing US$240m. The president said government was committed to infrastructure development to connect regional and district capitals for easy transportation and economic activities as well as improving the condition of road network of the country, including the reconstruction of the Western Corridor roads. He said construction work on some roads would start this year.
On completion, the road construction project is expected to improve economic activities between the Volta and Northern regions. President told contractors to use quality and modern materials to ensure durability of the project.
Minister of Roads and Highways, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini said environmental, safety and traffic management measures would be taken to minimise inconveniences during the reconstruction period.
Brazilian construction companies Andrade Gutierrez and Odebrecht, won the road construction contract. The two companies have successfully engaged more than 500 local people for the reconstruction to ensure on time completion as scheduled.