Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta has hinted the much-awaited Suame and Oforikrom interchange projects are likely to commence in the second term of President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo’s government if re-elected in December 7th 2020, general elections.
President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo in 2018 during Kumasi roads sod-cutting ceremony at Atonsu in the Asokwa Municipality promised to construct inter-changes at Suame roundabout and Oforikrom to check vehicular traffic in Kumasi which continues to affect businesses in the regional capital.
However, two years down the line, government is yet to walk the talk as promised to the people of the region with new excuses.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako, the Roads Minister who couldn’t give a specific timeline for the project sod-cutting said, the government is working around the clock to start the project at least between the first and second quarter of 2021.
“I can tell you that we have gone very far on these two projects at this stage. It’s our wish to cut sod for the projects hopeful by the end of the year. But we because we doing a lot on the project if that does not happen, hopefully, 2021 we will cut the sod for the project to commence in between first and second quarter of the year 2020’’ he disclosed.
He added “with the work the NPP government has done across the country, I am confident that, the electorate will give President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo–Addo second term to continue his vision for the country in the area of infrastructural development. At the moment we are working hard to bring all the procurement processes to a close before the end of the year’’ he stressed.
The road minister reiterated that “President Akufo Addo and his government will not joke with Kumasi and Ashanti road projects I can tell you. We know what Kumasi and Ashanti mean to us and don’t forget we are politicians’ okay. President Akufo Addo is fixing all roads in Ghana, he is not discriminating against any region in Ghana, no, he is not a president who will do that. He is looking after all the 16 regions in Ghana like I told you we will not joke with Kumasi roads’’ he assured.