President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Ministry of Roads and Highways to immediately commence construction works on the Akoti Junction to Senya Beraku road in the Awutu Senya West of the Central Region.
The construction of the road, the President indicated was “in honour of the late Haruna Esseku,” former National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and a former Minister for Transport in Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia’s Progress Party Government of the 2nd Republic,” who passed away last month.
President Akufo-Addo gave the directive, when he commissioned the APPEB Cylinder Manufacturing Company Ltd., in Chochoe in the Awutu Senya West Constituency.
Paying tribute to the late Haruna Esseku, President Akufo-Addo told the gathering that the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin had lobbied persistently for the construction of the road, “just as he did for the Bawjiase-Kasoa road, and I assure you that it will be completed before 2024.”
He said it was public knowledge that Mr Arhin had intentions of contesting on the ticket of the NPP in 2024, adding: “If he is successful in the NPP parliamentary primaries, Nananom, I am confident that he will do an excellent job as Member of Parliament for you.
“…and I appeal to all of you to support him if and when that time comes. You have seen for yourselves what he is doing for Awutu Senya West.”
Before the commissioning of the cylinder manufacturing plant, President Akufo-Addo cut the sod for the commencement of construction of the Bawjiase-Kasoa road.
“Already, the government has completed the construction of the Bawjiase-Adeiso Road and the Bawjiase-Swedru Road, all in the Awutu-Senya constituency. The construction of a District Hospital, under Agenda 111, is also ongoing at Ahentia.
Bawjiase-Kasoa road which is expected to be completed in two years is a critical road project that would link the Central Region to the southern part of the Eastern Region, and ease traffic off the Kasoa-Accra-Nsawam stretch.
Chiefs and people of the area have over the years made countless appeals to successive governments for the construction of that stretch.
The area has already seen the partial reconstruction of the 25km Bawjiase-Agona Swedru road, as well as, the partial reconstruction of the 15km Bawjiase-Adeiso road, which are all part of a total of 70 kilometres of major trunks that have been completed throughout the region, since 2017.
Solely financed by the Government of Ghana, the project is being undertaken by General Construction Limited.
When completed, the road will boost commercial activities along the route, which is widely known as an industrial and agrarian area for citrus and poultry farmers.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD