The government is considering the dualization of the Peduase-Koforidua section of the Madina-Koforidua road. This was revealed by Eastern Regional Minister, Mr. Seth Kwame. The latter was speaking recently in Accra at the Ministry of Information’s biweekly Minister’s briefing.
He indicated that plans for the implementation of the project were at advanced stages and that work would commence soon. With the dualization of the entire Medina-Koforidua road, Kwame claimed that the decision would help encourage investment and tourism in the area.
Peduase-Koforidua section, a part of government’s efforts to dualize and asphalt regional roads
Moreover, the Minister explained that the region had about 7,400km of road network. Of these, fewer than 260km, including the Madina-Koforidua road, had been paved with only a very thin layer of asphalt.
However, he claimed that approximately 570km of the region’s roads had received an asphaltic overlay since 2017 under the present administration. In addition, he pointed out that the government had awarded 5,400km of road on contract, of which 1,487 had been completed. He claimed that there were 595 highways, 3,860 feeder roads, and 206 urban roads in all.
Mr. Acheampong continued by saying that there was only 260km of motorable asphaltic roads in the area. However, the area has undergone a significant improvement with more than 100 asphalt overlay projects.
Other developments set up along with the Peduase-Koforidua section of Madina-Koforidua Road
The Minister claimed that the region has also benefited from large investments in the fields of health and education.
In the field of education, he claimed that the government had set up a variety of facilities for instruction. These facilities include a cutting-edge STEM school at Abomosu and a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) center at AkyemAnyinam. Other facilities that have been set up are a vocational school at Kitase-Akuapem and a two-story building in Kyebi.
Furthermore, the Minister stated that several development initiatives in the region’s health sector had been started and were progressing steadily. This is in line with the government’s objective to increase access to healthcare and improve the quality-of-service delivery.