The construction of the Asikuma-Have Road in the Volta Region is expected to be completed in September 2023. This came to light after President Nana inspected the ongoing construction works.
The Volta Regional Director of the Ghana Highway Authority, Mr. Eric Dorsu, assured the President that the Asikuma-Have road in the Volta region will be completed on schedule. Mr Dorsu stated, “41 kilometres out of the 53-kilometres of the Have-Hohoe stretch have been completed already.”
Other developments alongside Asikuma-Have Road in the Volta region
The Asikuma-Have Road is one of the 58 road projects in the Volta region. Reportedly 129 kilometres out of the entire roads length have been completed. These include the 56km Jasikan-Dodo Pepeso portion as well as the 22-kilometer Hohoe to Jasikan section. Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia commissioned them both recently.
Additionally, the Nkwanta-Kpassa and Oti-Damongo portions are continually under construction. Tema in the Greater Accra Region and Kulungugu in the Upper East Region are the starting points for the 696km stretch. It is the quickest way to get from the north to the south of the country.
Other completed works alongside the Asikuma-Have Road include the 21km asphaltic overlay on some routes in Kpandu. Furthermore, the bitumen paving of 15.6km of the Akwettey-Adaklu-Waya Road, 20km of the Yorkitikpo-Kpoviadzi-Trepe Road and 9.7km of the Liati Agbonyira-Fodome Ahor Feeder Road have also been completed.
The Agbenoxoe-Dafor Feeder Road’s 175-meter bridge, which connects the communities of Kpandu, Dafor, and Nkonya, has also been completed.
Work on the 39.3km Asikuma Junction – Kpeve section of the Eastern Corridor Road is 26% complete. Additionally, the contractor has also been instructed to complete the 6km gap between Kpeve and Have.
The government is also trying to start construction on the approach roads and Volivo Bridge. The African Development Bank will provide funding for the project, and work is scheduled to start in January 2023.