- The Akufo-Addo Cabinet has approved a €55-million facility for the rehabilitation of a 100-kilometre road network
- The facility is a credit agreement between the government of Ghana and the Deutsche Bank meant for Auxiliary Infrastructure of Kumasi inner-city roads
Some towns and communities in Kumasi in the Ashanti region are set to benefit from a heavy investment in road infrastructure and street projects.
This comes after cabinet approved a €55 million facility for the rehabilitation of roads in some nine towns in the region.
The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said the facility is a credit agreement between government and the Deutsche Bank.
According to him, it is meant for financing the Auxiliary Infrastructure of Kumasi Inner-city Roads.
The Roads and Highways Ministry and a Construction firm, ContractaConstruction UK, are in agreement for the implementation of the project.
A 100-kilometre road network as well as other street projects are expected to be rehabilitated as part of the project.
The towns to benefit include Suame, Asokwa, Subin, Nhyiaeso, Tafo Pankrono and Bantama Sub Metro.
The other communities also listed are Kwadaso, Manhyia and Oforikrom.
“In addition, several key activities would be undertaken under the Priority Road Infrastructure Projects,” Mr. Nkrumah said.
As part of the project, there will be rehabilitation and upgrading of selected roads and provision of Traffic Management and Pedestrian Safety Facilities with road-line marking.
There will also be installation of road markings, traffic signs and traffic control devices.
“After Parliament’s consideration and approval, the project is expected to be completed within a period of 24 months from the commencement date,” the Information Minister stated.
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