Ghana is set to commence construction works on the dualization of the Accra-Kumasi Road by the end of this year (2018). President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo confirmed the statement during his 5-day tour of the Ashanti Region stating that the project represents an exciting phase in the infrastructural development in the country.
“We are on the cusp of a bold, new beginning, and I urge citizens to join hands with government as we strive to bring progress and prosperity to all parts of our country,” said the President.
The N6 or National Highway 6 is a national highway in Ghana that begins at the Nsawam road junction off the N1 in Accra and runs through Nsawam, Nkawkaw, and Ejisu to Kumasi, where it meets the N4. At Kumasi, the N6 intersects with the N10, R52, R108, and IR5.
The route, which spans a distance of 250 km, serves as an alternate to the N4 from Accra to Kumasi and runs through the Greater Accra, Eastern, and Ashanti regions of Ghana.
The president also made an appealed to people whose properties might be affected by the various projects to co-operate with the Ministry of Roads and Highways and other relevant state institutions in accessing the compensation due them, and gave the assurance that fair and adequate compensation would be paid to all persons and properties that would be affected.
He further urged the Ministry of Roads and Highways, and its implementing agencies to ensure that the projects were adequately and properly supervised to guarantee value for money.
Other road projects in the offing include the Tamale interchange the first interchange to be constructed in the northern part of the Ghana the Suame Interchange, the PTC interchange in Takoradi and the completion of the Sofoline project in Kumasi.