Phase 2 Of Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange Mega-Project Put On Hold Over IMF Deal

Phase 2 Of Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange Mega-Project Put On Hold Over IMF Deal

  • The construction of phase 2 of the mega Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange project in Ghana has been halted and is set to be reopened in May
  • According to a member of the construction team, the project has been put on hold, awaiting the outcome of the Ghana government's talks with the IMF
  • The interchange in Accra is anticipated to ease the flow of traffic around Circle and would also have two flyovers built over it

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The Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange project in Accra has been put on hold due to discussions between the Ghana government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), according to Antwi Owusu Sekyere, the resident engineer at FAS Consult Ltd.

Photos of President Akufo-Addo and the halted Obetsebi Interchange
Phase 2 of Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange halted over the IMF deal. Photo credit: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
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Upon completion of the mega project, the traffic at one of Accra's hotspots, Circle, will be improved. In addition, two flyovers will be built to facilitate continuous traffic flow along Ring Road West. This will lessen congestion at the intersection of Ring Road West and Winneba/Graphic Road.

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According to Antwi Owusu Sekyere, FAS Consult Limited's resident engineer, the project's work will resume in May. He explained:

We will return after the administration has finished talks with the IMF, but they have been put on hold. We have a little team there, and once the road gets poor, they reshape it after watering it

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The spare parts dealers at the Abossey Okai in the Greater Accra Region corroborated the story by confirming that the project's contractor had departed the site because of a lack of financing.

According to Mr Takyi Addo, the national public relations officer of the Concerned Spare Parts Dealers Association, the project's delays have slowed down local business. He added that some individuals were promised compensation after their properties were destroyed to make space for the project but have still been unpaid.

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