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THE MINISTER FOR ROADS AND HIGHWAYS, HON. KWASI AMOAKO-ATTA INSPECTS ROADS IN TEMA
Wed. 8th Mar. 2017

Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, The Minister for Roads and Highways, on Friday 3rd of March, 2017, inspected the Tema Motorway Roundabout road improvement works and some selected road projects in the Tema metropolis. These include communities 2, 3, 11 and 12, the Africa Unity road, A-Lang roads as well as Patrice Lumba (Agba Mami)/ BBC/ Police Station/ Polyclinic roads.

Meridian Port Services (MPS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Roads and Highways, announced the start of works on the Tema Motorway roundabout road improvement project in October 2016. The CEO of MPS, Mr Mohammed Samara conducted the Minister and his entourage round the project area.

The Tema Motorway Roundabout improvement project has the scope of works to include:

  • the construction of four slip roads to reduce vehicular congestion at the roundabout.
  • construction of an additional third lane to widen the roundabout itself.
  •  upgrading of a section of the Akosombo Road into a dual carriageway and
  • the rehabilitation of a section of the Harbour Road.

At the time of visit progress of work was at 40 percent. Work is expected to be completed by August this year.

The sector Minister was accompanied by the Members of Parliament for Tema West and Central, Hon. Carlos Kingsley Ahenkora and Hon. Kofi Brako respectively, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Roads and Highways, the CEO of Ghana Highways Authority, the Director of Department of Urban Roads and other Directors from the Ministry.

Mr Samara said, the project formed part of MPS corporate social responsibility and was aimed at lessening difficulties on road transportation within the Tema enclave.

The acting Director-General of GPHA also lauded the initiative and emphasised that the intervention would facilitate the movement of goods and services within the port.

After being conducted around, Hon. Amoako-Atta said he was impressed about progress of work so far; he commended the management of MPS for investing in the project to improve on the road network in the area. The Minister also guaranteed government's commitment towards the effective execution of the project. He said “This is an important project for the people of this area and Ghana as a whole and we are pleased MPS is doing this. We will co-operate with you to ensure that you have all that you need to execute this project. If you have any challenges please do not hesitate to let me know so that we can assist you”.

The Tema town road projects are being executed by Messrs Queiroz Galvao Sucura and Messrs SinoHydro Corporation. The Hon. Minister, urged the contractors to take steps to reduce the inconveniences to the travelling public.

Ministry of Roads and Highways
 
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