Ghana: Work begins on 17.85 km Ofankor-Nsawam dual carriageway

Construction and extension works have started on the 17.85 kilometer dual carriageway Ofankor-Nsawam.

The project, undertaken by Maripoma Engineering Limited, is expected to be completed in 24 months.

This is the construction of a two km eight lane road as well as a 16.85 km 10 lane road from Ofankor to the White House section.

Two additional lanes will be added to the dual carriageway with two additional service lanes to serve nearby communities.

Additionally, three additional lanes each will be added to the dual roads from Pokuase to Nsawam to make five on each side with the provision of nine pedestrian overpasses and an underpass at some locations, with wider drainages, streetlights, traffic signs and walkways. .

This was revealed when the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, paid a working visit to the site on Friday, to familiarize himself with the progress of the work and get first-hand information on some of the challenges. upfronts faced by the entrepreneur and finding ways to address them.

He was accompanied by the Chief Director of the Ministry, Dr. Alhaji Awullo Abass and other Directors of the Ghana Highway Authority and Department of Feeder and Urban Roads as well as the Chief Executive of Ga West Municipality, Mr. Wilkinson Clemence and assembly officials.

The project consultant, Mr. Kwabena Bempong, briefing the minister and his entourage explained that the contractor has started cleaning up the sites for the actual works to begin.

“Everything is ready for actual construction to begin after clearing and construction of rights of way to divert traffic to expedite work, adding ‘we are almost ready to start work in a few weeks and would be working day and night. to complete construction ahead of schedule,” he added.

Mr. Amoako-Atta, satisfied with the level of commitment and readiness of the contractor, assured the commitment of the ministry and the government to ensure that the project is executed efficiently and correctly.

He said adequate arrangements had been made for the payment of compensation to affected property owners, some of whom have already been paid and those whose properties were on the road allowance would be treated leniently.

“It is not the government’s intention to make anyone on the project suffer, everyone would be adequately compensated,” he added.

He commended the Ga West Municipal Assembly and especially the MCE for always being there to help the ministry in the most difficult times.

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