Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has cut sod for the construction of 30km inner city roads in Cape Coast in the Central region.
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The sod-cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
This makes it the second time in the week that Dr. Bawumia has cut the sod for roads captured in the approved lots under Phase 1 of the Ghana-Sinohydro Master Project Support Agreement.
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Works on the 30km of roads in the communities in Cape Coast will involve drainage, earthworks and bituminous asphaltic surfacing.
Under this project, the roads are to be rehabilitated and upgraded to improve accessibility and quality of life.
Addressing a gathering at the short ceremony, the Vice President gave strong indications of government’s commitment to ensure that the local content clause is followed and obeyed in the execution of the projects.
“I want to assure you (Nananom) that the contract includes local content that is part of the contract with Sinohydro. Local content has to be respected and it will be respected. Our labourers, our artisans and our contractors will all get work to do,” Dr. Bawumia noted.
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The first sod-cutting ceremony happened on Tuesday, November 19, where Dr. Bawumia broke ground at Jasikan for construction works for the 88-kilometre Hohoe-Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu stretch of the Eastern Corridor Road to formally commence.
At the that ceremony the Vice President described the erstwhile Mahama administration’s record in construction of roads as “very embarrassing” and “abysmal”.
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He told the people gathered that when the NPP assumed office, it was confronted with the reality that the NDC had misled Ghanaians on the extent of work done in the roads sector.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah says some 170 suspects have been picked up in a joint security swoop near the Ghana-Togo borders.
The minister, in a statement issued on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, said the operation dubbed "Koudanlgou III" arrested suspects who possessed illegal weapons, including locally-manufactured and foreign single/double-barrelled guns totaling 108 “without any valid document covering them”.
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