The asphalt overlay of roads within the Greater Kumasi jurisdiction is currently ongoing, as a total of 500 kilometers of asphalt overlay of roads within the jurisdiction is on course to be finished by year’s end.
This development, according to the Minister, was a big step towards expanding socio-economic activities in an area, which had not seen any major facelift of its road networks for so many years.
Recently, Kwasi Amoako-Atta to a press confab that no major rehabilitation or road construction works had been done to open up the area for development in the recent past.
Currently, 156 different road projects were being undertaken in the area by different contractors, including Messrs. Attachy, Kofi Job and Contracta Engineering Limited, a Brazilian construction firm.
They cover rehabilitation of roads in the cocoa growing areas, road network at the Judicial Service premises, some selected schools and hospitals, amongst others.
The Ashanti Region has an estimated total road network of 9,692 kilometers, and out of this 3,475 kilometers are considered to be in good shape.
Net2 TV was in the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi, where the news team captured ongoing works.
The Ashanti Regional chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Bernard Antwi-Boasiako popularly called Chairman Wontumi, said the ongoing projects were a true testament of the NPP’s desire to develop the country, with the Ashanti region earning its share.
The Member of Parliament for Manhyia North, Collins Amankwaa also shared his views on the ongoing developments in the regional capital.