Mahama Commissions Fufulso-Sawla Road

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…Kwame Nkrumah Circle Flyover Opens Today, As Kasoa Interchange Takes Off

President John Dramani Mahama, has revealed that part of the 1.5 billion Eurobond loan, government was sourcing from the international market, would be used to complete the eastern corridor road.

He said this when he inaugurated the Fufulso-Sawla road in the Northern Region.

“The Minister of Finance will go onto the international market for the Eurobond loan which will be about one billion and part of that money is going to be applied to the eastern corridor road so that we can complete that road as early as possible.”

He has, therefore, tasked contractors working on the eastern corridor road to quicken their pace, CitiFMs Abdul Karim Naatogmah, reported.

President Mahama, is meanwhile expected to open part of the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange to traffic later today. The Kasoa Interchange in the Central Region, has also taken off this week.

Speaking in Damongo in Northern Region yesterday, President Mahama, reiterated his administration’s pledge to construct all-weather roads in three regions of the north.

According to him, surplus money from the Fufulso-Sawla road project, will be used to rehabilitate the Sawla-WA road.

Among other projects, President Mahama said, government was constructing a new bridge to link Daboya to the Tolon district.

He, however, complained about road indiscipline `and implored the National Road Safety Commission to intensify advocacy on traffic regulations.

President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Donald Kaberuka, promised that the bank would inject enough capital into the road sector to eradicate poverty in Ghana.

He urged residents of beneficiary communities along the Fufulso-Sawla road to take advantage of the project to increase their income levels.

Dr. Kaberuka, commended government for promoting girl child education, and thus admonished parents to place premium on it.

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