The Minister in charge of roads and highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoakwa Atta has stated that the ministry of roads and highways is mounting serious efforts to get about 5000kms of the gravelled road network in the Upper West Region graded before the start of the raining season.
He said the government is committed in getting this done as they declared the 2020 as a year of roads and will not relent on this word given to citizens of the country, he added that all vegetations along the raods will be cleared and broken culverts along the gravelled roads will be replaced and maintain.
“All gravelled roads totalling about 5,200kms in this region will be graded and all sizes cleaned for smooth transportation”.
The Minister further stated that, removed and dismantled road signs along the trunk roads in the region will be replaced chairging the security agencies and the citizens of the Upper West Region to be vigilant as miscreants take delight in removing them to sell as scrapts and others being happy to get them destroyed.
He tourched on the Wa-Han road which is about 30kms, revealing that, the first phase has been completed and the ministry has issued defect liabilities certificates to PW Ghanem costing the government over GH¢30M. Hon. Atta says the Wa-Bulenga-Yala road has been awarded on contract and the contractor will soon be on site. He said, upgrading of the Wahabu- Yala road will be done as well as upgrading of the Wechiau-Ga road to be done.
Hon. Amoakwu Atta expressed worry about the number of portholes developed within the Damongo-Sawla-Wa stretch of the road and was emphatic stating that he has asked the highways department to get it fixed within the next two months and place a contractor on the road for re-ceiling.
The roads minister made the disclosure at Wa during a press conference held Tuesday morning, February 4, 2020 as part of the president’s one day tour of the Upper Upper West Region.