Dome Kitase Road: President Akufo-Addo cuts sod for construction of $35m project to begin

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for work to begin on the construction of 23km Dome Kitase Road at a cost of 35 million dollars.

The project which is being funded by the Government of Ghana and the Kuwati government will serve as a vital link between Greater Accra and the Eastern Region will be completed within 24 months.

President Akufo-Addo said government has set an ambitious target of constructing one thousand five hundred Kilometres of roads in his second term. He urged the contractors to complete the project on time and on budget.

The Scope of works under the project includes the provision of 16.3km two lane single carriageway with asphatic concrete surfacing, the Provision of a 2.85km dual carriageway arterial with auxiliary lanes at both sides for drop-off and pickup, provision of traffic control systems among others.

President Akufo-Addo outlined some major projects being undertaken by his government. These include the construction of one hundred kilometres of roads and auxiliary infrastructure under the Kumasi Inner Ring Road and adjacent streets project. Under this project, roads in Nyhiaeso, Bantama, Oforikrom, Manhyia, Subin, Tafo Pankrono, Asokwa, Suame and Kwadaso have been constructed.

Other road projects are the construction of twenty-two kilometres of Cape Coast Inner City Roads under the Sino Hydro Project; the construction of ten kilometres of Prestea and Heman Inner City Roads under the Sino Hydro Project; the completion of the 56.4km Jasikan-Dodo-Pepesu Road on the Eastern Corridor, constructed under the SinoHydro Project; and the 31 kilometre Agona Swedru to Bawjiase Road, which has been substantially completed by M/S China Railway Wuju.

“Work is ongoing on the second 100-kilometre Kumasi Inner City Roads Project, which is being undertaken by M/S Sino Hydro, and is currently ten percent (10%) complete. The dualisation of Tema- Aflao Road, including the construction of interchanges at Kpone, Savana, Dawhenya and Prampram, is also ongoing.”

President Akufo-Addo noted that the widening of the Beach Road, from Independence Square to Tema, is also ongoing. Lot 1 of this project involves the expansion of the Beach Road from Independence Square to Nungua, and is thirty-eight percent (38%) complete. Lot 2, which is the widening of the Beach Road between Nungua and Tema, including the construction of a three-tier interchange at Nungua, is 60% complete.

The upgrading of the 15.4-kilometre Ofankor to Nsawam Road into a ten-lane facility, including the erection of interchanges at Amasaman, Pobiman, Medie and Nsawam, has just commenced the President stated.

“Asphaltic overlay works throughout the country are also ongoing. One thousand and five kilometres (1,005kms) were completed between 2017 and 2020, and seven hundred and thirty-nine kilometres (739kms) of asphaltic overlay have been completed between 2021 and now. Government’s target of constructing, in this second term, one thousand, five hundred kilometres (1,500kms) of asphalt overlay works is very much on course,” he said. The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta said the Road will be monitored with an Eagle eye.

Omanhene of Aburi, Otubuo Gyan Kwasi commended the government for initiating the project despite the economic challenges.

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