Rehabilitation works on the Kumawu-Woraso-Effiduase-Juaben road network in the Sekyere Kumawu District in the Ashanti Region have commenced. Joshob Construction Company has been given the contract for the project, which would see the entire 32-kilometer road being built in phases. It is expected to be completed in 18 months.
According to the Roads and Highways Minister, Mr. Amoako-Atta, who confirmed these, the project will also comprise the Kumawu town roads. Which will also be asphalted with the first phase encompassing five kilometers (km).
The Minister made these remarks during a meeting with Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua, the Paramount Chief of Kumawu, on Wednesday to tell him of the commencement of work. As previously mentioned, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president, cut the sod for a 5.2 km Kumawu township road in 2019, however, the project was never completed.
Remarks on the rehabilitation work on the Kumawu-Woraso-Effiduase-Juaben road
He said there was no political component in the contract’s award and added that the project wasn’t being done because of the upcoming by-election. The Minister claims that the procurement procedures for the rehabilitation works on the Kumawu-Woraso-Effiduase-Juaben road began in 2022. And that the contract was signed in February of this year.
The Minister urged Ghanaians to be patient with the government in terms of road construction. He said, “It is a gradual process because not all roads can be completed at once. We will fix them because roads are a legitimate concern,” he reaffirmed.
Furthermore, he pointed out that the total length of roads in Ghana was currently around 94,000 km. And that it would take a long time to complete the remaining road networks.
Barima Tweneboa Kodua expressed optimism that the project would proceed without delay. Furthermore, he praised the administration for the advancement saying, “What we most urgently needed is the construction of roads.”
Additionally, the chiefs demanded that the government complete the Rehabilitation works on the Kumawu-Woraso-Effiduase-Juaben road. To show that it was not because of the upcoming by-election.