Minister for Streets and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Atta on behalf of President Akufo-Addo, has reduce the sod for building of the deplorable Gwira Aiyinasi-Gwira Wiawso highway.
The move follows the deplorable mother nature of the highway which was getting a telling influence on the movement of products and expert services therefore crippling the nearby financial system.
Gwira Aiyinasi and Gwira Wiawso are cocoa predominantly growing locations but successive governments have failed to deal with their highway network.
Numerous appeals were channelled to successive governments to do anything about their road network considering the fact that Independence but practically nothing was completed.
It would be recalled that throughout the 2018 Kundum pageant celebration by the Chiefs and people of Axim, President Akufo-Addo who was the specific guest of honour assured his dedication of developing the Gwira roads.
It also will come as a final result of the guarantee the then Flag-bearer of the New Patriotic Social gathering (NPP), President Akufo-Addo made throughout the operate-up to the 2012 and 2016 elections when he satisfied the Chiefs and men and women of the region.
The 30km deplorable Gwira Aiyinasi-Gwira Wiawso road will be executed by Fridoug Development Confined and supervised by the Ghana Highways Authority and will also expense the place 42 million Ghana Cedis.
Talking at the sod-slicing ceremony as component of his tour to the Area on Wednesday, July 17 2019 at Gwira Eshiem Community Middle, the Roadways Minister, Mr. Amoako Atta expressed his profound appreciation to the fantastic individuals of Nzema East Municipality for their too much to handle assist offered to the NPP in the course of the 2016 standard elections.
He additional that the NPP governing administration is fully commited to the enhancement of the individuals of Nzema East Municipality and thus urged them to embrace the undertaking and assist the contractor to comprehensive the get the job done on plan.
In accordance to him, the job commences straight away and is expected to be concluded in twenty-4 (24) months.
He said highway network is extremely horrible including that President Akufo-Addo desires to be hailed for honouring his pledge to repair the highway when voted as a president of the Republic of Ghana.
He opined “I am in this article to satisfy the guarantee President Akufo-Addo made all through the electioneering strategies”
“We have presented the Contractor 24 months to entire the undertaking, we pray that the Contractor will full the undertaking on agenda for the reason that all powers belong to God and if God gives us life, President Akufo-Addo himself will come and fee it”, he emphasized.
The Roads Minister promised to use powers vasted in him to watch the execution of the highway.
He advised the contractor to do exceptional perform and stay clear of any shoddy is effective.
The Roadways Minister, for that reason, mentioned that authorities will not compromise on excellent and price for revenue concerning the execution of all road tasks in the place.
“We have exceptional contractors in Ghana, superior contractors that can do all our will work for us like any contractor anywhere in the planet is undertaking”, he claimed.
“…If we have 100 contractors in Ghana and 99 are great and 1 contractor is not superior who will do shoddy performs under the observe of President Akufo-Addo, such contractor will be exposed and dumped”, he stressed.
He ongoing that “If you are a Minister and you let some contractors to do any shoddy performs on our streets, that Minister should be dumped and if you are also an engineer and you do not your performs properly, you will be dumped. From right now going let us serve our region nicely”.
The Minister charged that “Ghanaian contractors travel to overseas to see superior roads created by the Whites but they occur to Ghana and do shoddy performs but from now going we will not allow for any contractor to do any shoddy will work on our roads. Just appear at their roadways, just search at their streets and you come to Ghana to do shoddy functions we will not enable these items to come about once again.
He, as a result, seized the opportunity to warn the contractor (Fridoug Design Confined) not to do any shoddy performs on the highway introducing that if he hears any undesirable report of shoddy, he will terminate the contract.
He also urged the Chiefs and his people to collaborate with the contractor and advised them to end dictating normally for the contractor.
Hon. Amoako-Atta appealed to the contractor to respect the Chiefs and his men and women to avoid any misunderstanding.
On her portion, the Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Catherine Afeku uncovered that the highway network has claimed so several life adding that when the highway is finished, it would go a lengthy way to help you save lives.
She, seized the opportunity to thank President Akufo-Addo for honouring his marketing campaign pledge to resolve this deplorable street network.
“Nana Addo promised to repair this deplorable road in 2008, 2012 and 2016 and now he is the President and has fulfilled his guarantee, we thank him for honouring his marketing campaign guarantee”, she famous.
She disclosed that “NPP political get together is the only political social gathering that we have brought our presidential candidate to the Gwira location and as a end result, Nana Addo noticed the undesirable nature of the road community”.
She emphasized that “We are not coming to minimize the sod and leave it, this one we have secured cash for it and we are likely to do it”.
She continued that “We are not like our predecessors who arrived to deceived us. They could not assemble a 1-kilometer of asphalt highway in Gwira space but we are accomplishing 30 kilometers in recognition of our Chiefs here”.
Hon. Afeku urged the collecting to vote massively for President Akufo-Addo in 2020 for honouring his pledge.
She appealed to President Akufo-Addo to bring extra developmental initiatives in the Gwira area to alter their lives.
She, as a result, referred to as on the contractor to liaise with the Chiefs and interact some of locals in the development function.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for the area, Hon. Frank Okpenyen hailed the MP for building the Gwira spot than any MP considering that 1992.
He stated the MP has managed to link Gwira Eshiem, Bamianko, Kutukrom, Gwira Banso and Gwira Asonwah to telecommunication network to website link up with the rest of the globe.
He seized the prospect to reassured the very good people of the Nzema East Municipality that, the Akufo-Addo led government is eager on infrastructural advancement which will direct to financial and social progress as very well.
He, hence, promised to liaise with the contractor to have a peaceful environment to total the venture on plan.
He was optimistic that the NPP will gain massively in the Gwira in 2020 general elections as a result of the highway design.
On his aspect, the Paramount Chief of Gwiranman Traditional Council, Awulea Angamatu Agyan thanked the Akufo-Addo-led federal government for listening to their cries to fix the street network for them.
He emphasised that “I will not rest on this highway building till it is carried out”.
He urged the contractor to make use of the teeming youth in the labour operates.
He, for that reason, billed the locals who would be engaged in the labour performs to regard the guidelines of the contractor and keep away from any variety of theft adding that they really should operate challenging.
The Paramount Main seized the opportunity to appeal to the Roads and Highways Minister to build a metal bridge more than Ankobra River at Gwira Wiawso that hyperlink the spot to Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality.
The vibrant ceremony introduced the scores of folks from the a few Constituencies within the Nzemaland and other areas to grace it and finished in a tranquil fashion.
The Paramount Chief introduced fat cow and cloth to the Roads and Highways Minister.
The Minister for Roads and Highways was accompanied by some team of the Ministry, Western Regional Minister, Hon. Kobby Okyere Darko-Mensah, the Deputy Minister for Streets and Highways, Hon. Kwabena Owusu Aduomi Hon. Catherine Afeku, Nationwide Highway Authority CEO, Western Regional Acting CEO of Freeway Authority, the media amid some others.
Source: Daniel Kaku