Tamale for the first time in history, will witness the commencement of work for the construction of an interchange to improve road network in the region.
The 1st phase of the project under the sinohydro agreement has been approved by parliament and construction will commence shortly after the sod cutting which was done today 10th April,2019, at the Tamale Jubilee Park, by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The 1st phase which will be in 10lots, are to be implemented on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, and will be completed within 30 calendar months after commencement.
The US$2billion project will include infrastructure such as roads, interchanges, bridges, housing, rural electrification, landfill sites and industrial parks among others.
In his address Nana Addo noted that Ghana will witness a dramatic change to our infrastructure and road sector without any effect on the country’s debt stock.
The President further noted that the project will create jobs for the teaming youth in the region indicating that his government will not countenance delays in the execution of the project.
In his submission the roads and highways minister Mr. Akwesi Amoako Attah indicated that out of the amount, 1.5billion will be invested into road construction.
This he noted will help reduce inter and regional traffic flow and to as well reduce the cost of doing business.
Sagnarigu Naa, Abdulai Yakubu who spoke on behalf of the Ya Naa said the people of Dagbon are grateful for the honor and assured everyone of their unflinching support to the interchange project.
Sagnarigu Naa Yakubu referred to the president as the breaker of rocks in reference to the peace dagbon continues to enjoy in recent days.
Meanwhile the northern regional minister Salifu Saeed, noted the monument will climax the roadmap recently implored during the dagdon peace process.
The ten-kilometre-long interchange will link to the Kumasi road through the Point 7 road, the Central Taxi Rank, Central Market intersection with the Melcom Road and Bolgatanga Road.
Source: Fiilafmonline/Shawana Yussif