Sunday, 18 November 2018
Work on portions of eastern corridor roads to begin soon- President Akufo-Addo assures volta region

Work on portions of eastern corridor roads to begin soon- President Akufo-Addo assures volta region


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the people of the Volta Region that work will soon resume on portions of the abandoned Eastern Corridor Road project to ease the plight of the people in the region.

According to him, adequate negotiations have been made for contractors who have withdrawn their construction machinery to return to site to complete the projects.

President Akufo-Addo was addressing a durbar of chiefs and people of various traditional areas in the middle belt of the Volta Region in Hohoe during the second day of his three-day tour of the Volta Region.

The Eastern Corridor Road project started in 2011 and was scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013.

When completed, the Road will reduce the travelling distance between the northern and southern parts of the country compared to the western and central corridor roads.

However, works on some portions of the road have been abandoned following the removal of machines by all contractors resulting in deplorable nature of the road.

President Akufo Addo who had the opportunity to travel on the road took a swipe on the former National Democratic Congress government who according to him boasted in the run up to the 2016 elections that the project is one of its unprecedented projects.

He pledged to ensure that the entire project is completed before the end of his tenure as president.

Touting some achievements and fulfillment of his promises during the 2016 election campaign, President Akuffo Addo noted the implementation of the Free Senior High School Policy, restoration of the teacher and nursing training allowances are evidence of proper governance.

He hinted plans by his government to expand the number of beneficiaries of the planting for food and job policy by the end of his tenure.

The President as part of the tour has commissioned some projects as well as inspected others in the region.

He is being accompanied by some cabinet ministers and regional executives of the New Patriotic Party.

The three day working tour is expected to end today.

Story filed by GBC's Elorm Aryee


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