The government of Ghana has broken ground for construction works to begin on the Benchema Junction-Adjoafua road. Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia cut sod for the project.
The 38km road project was initially supposed to begin construction in 2011 and 2014 but has faced delays in both years after the contract was terminated on the advice of the Cocoa Roads Audit Committee when the NPP assumed office. The Vice President has however affirmed that the road will be completed.
“This is the vision we wish to realize for our people and nation, in which the road network serves as the live wire and the circulatory system, transporting the vital produce needed by all other sectors to all other parts of the country,” said Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
Benchema Junction-Adjoafua road
The road project include; upgrading from an unpaved road to a bituminous surface, widening of the carriageway, construction of 22 new culverts, and reconstruction of the 50m Bridge over River Bia. It is expected to take a period of 28 months.
The project is being funded by the Ghana Cocoa Board under the Cocoa Roads project. It will be a major road linking Ghana to Ivory Coast at Oseikojokrom and serve as the main conduit in the transportation of all crops, cocoa and timber produced in the region.
The towns set to benefit from the road project include; Debiso, New Debiso, Adjoafua, Nyamebekyere, Asuontaa, Elluokrom, Domnibo, Asempaneye, Nsinsem, Sayerano, Kantankubo, Benchema, Nkwanta and Kojina.
In addition to the government’s commitment to holistically improving the socio-economic conditions of all aspects of Ghanaian life, upgrading of selected roads in Sefwi Juaboso (14.43km), Sefwi Wiawso (Lot 1 – 5.0km, Lot 2 – 8.1km), construction of Sefwi Wiawso – Akotombro (Km15 – 56), and rehabilitation of Buako – Asankore (km 0 -15) are ongoing.