THE MINISTER for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has announced that road networks being constructed by the Akufo-Addo administration will last for at least 30 years.
According to him, the government wanted ‘value for money’ road projects, for which reason it would ensure that contractors engaged would do ‘professional’ work so that the roads would last longer.
“We want to construct quality road networks that will last at least 25 to 30 years so that future generations will also benefit from it,” Mr. Amoako-Atta said during a mini durbar of Zongo chiefs at Aboabo in Kumasi.
He said gone were the days when contractors did shoddy work and the state lost a lot of money in the process, adding that his ministry would at all times demand quality work from contractors.
The durbar was held on Wednesday morning to welcome President Akufo-Addo and his high-powered delegation who were on a three-day working tour of the Ashanti Region to inspect government projects.
Mr. Amoako-Atta stressed that the delay in the construction of road projects in Kumasi, including the Zongo communities, didn’t mean the government would not construct the roads. He said all was set to construct the roads.
“Two weeks from now, you shall see action on the road projects in Kumasi. I am standing in front of the President and what I am telling you is the truth,” the Roads Minister, who sounded very confident, assured residents of Kumasi.
He said the contractor working on the dual carriage road project from Aboabo to Airport Roundabout, which was stalled for some time, would return to site in two weeks’ time and the people should expect quality work.
Besides, he said the Airport Roundabout to Buokrom road project, which was also stalled, would see action very soon, stressing that the Akufo-Addo administration had not forgotten about the residents of Kumasi.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi