The government of Ghana represented by President Akufo-Addo has commissioned the 64-kilometer Kete Krachi – Dodiokope Road Project in Oti, one of the six regions created in the West African republic back in 2018.
The project was undertaken in three phases by Messrs First Sky Limited, at a total cost of ¢156 million, and was funded by Cocobod, with the Ghana Highway Authority serving as the implementing agency and supervising consultant.
The road in question traverses the Krachi West and Krachi Nchumuru Districts in Oti Region, and it serves communities like Kwaaku, Ntewusu Bomoden, Duakese, Gyato Chayo, Motoka 1 and 2, amongst others. It is expected to enhance the production of staples, fishing, trading, and the other economic activities in the three districts of Nchumuru, Krachi East and West, and will also serve as a major route for the transportation of yams from Oti and northern regions of the country to the south.
Plans for the construction of a bridge over the Oti River
During the Kete Krachi – Dodiokope Road Project commissioning ceremony, the president of Ghana disclosed that the government also plans to construct a bridge over the Oti River at Dambai/Dodiokope. He said that the Ministry of Finance together with the Ministry of Roads and Highways is almost through with negotiations with Messrs FDN/ INTORL, a Dutch company, for the design, finance, and construction of the 1.6km facility.
“Feasibility studies have been completed ahead of the commencement of the construction works upon receipt of the requisite approvals from the Cabinet and the Parliament,” explained the president adding that, “once completed the bridge will bring relief to residents who live along the catchment area and for traders who ferry goods and services across the Oti River.
Together with the Eastern Corridor and other completed, ongoing and planned road projects within Oti region, the bridge will also enhance agricultural production and other economic activities in Oti region and especially Nchumuru, Nkwanta North and South, Krachi East and West Districts.”