Pantang-Abokobi bad roads get facelift


The concerns of the residents and commercial drivers along the Pantang -Abokobi in the La-Nkwatanang Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region, over the bad nature of their road network, will soon be over, as the Member of Parliament (MP) and the Assembly, have taken steps to have these anomalies corrected.

The MP, Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface, who is also the Minister of State at the Office of the Vice President, led engineers from the Urban Roads Department of the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) and members of the Assembly, to supervise the grading of the road on Wednesday October 10, 2018.

He noted that after the grading exercise, all the other materials would be laid for the final lay out which will be the asphalting.

The Minister in an interaction with the contractor, said the expectation of residents and commercial drivers to see development on the roads in the area, has been long overdue.

According to him the exercise in the area will see more and more residents as well as commercial drivers come to the realization that the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by President Akufo-Addo is poised to creating opportunities for all in his administration.

He said, the development of roads in the La-Nkwantang Municipal Assembly with Madina as its municipal capital, was cardinal to the administration of the NPP.

According to him, already contractors such as Useer Construction Company Limited among others, have moved some earth moving equipment into the municipality for the reshaping of some of the bad roads in the area.

‘’The start of work on the said bad roads fall in line with the promise by the Sector Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako- Atta made to the Chiefs and people of the area at a durbar organized by the Assembly attended by the MP and then Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development”.

He said work on the roads also forms part of the MP and Assembly’s decision to validate contracts signed by the previous National Democratic Congress’ (NDC’s) administration for the smooth take off of developments in the area.

He added that, already areas like the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPPA) all the way to the American House roundabout, are been upgraded.

Others are the Rawlings Roundabout to the Old Asanka area, are also being worked on, as well as the Madina -Melcom area all the way to Presbyterian Junior High School area.

He explained that not too long ago, the roads Minister assured the people of the area that all the needed assessments have been done and construction of roads will be start across the country as the president has given his preparedness for the construction of some major roads.

Kwesi Amoako- Atta at the event, said the country needs these levels of roads to be constructed before being described as a country with good roads in the sub-region.

He said many Ghanaians are yearning for good roods but it is not an easy task for the country to achieve this feat.

He claimed that good roads may sound good but good roads can be deadly if people are not well educated on how to use it.

‘’When the roads are good people turn to over speed on them thereby creating additional problems for the country but when the roads are bad they turn to be a little cautious when driving on it,’’ he said.

The Minister made comment after assessing some bad roads for construction in the La-Nkwantang Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region.

He gave the assurance that the president, has given a strong indication to have all these seventy-four thousand kilometres of the country’s roads fixed.

And very soon, Ghanaians will see the roads being constructed going into the next tenure of the president before the Vice president, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, takes over from him (the president) he teases.

He said construction of roads, would this year begin in all the Zongos, across the country and Madina is the launch pad for the construction of roads in the country.


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