Minster for Raods and Highways, Kwesi Amoako Atta, has said the Upper West region would soon benefit from new road projects as part of government’s year of roads agenda.
He said the move would boost socio-economic activities in the area. He also said that forms part of government’s efforts to expand access to road network accross the country.
The Minister disclosed this at a press conference organised by the Ministry of Roads and Highway in Bolgatanga.
He also inspected the ongoing works on the 109 km Bolgatanga- Bawku- Pulmakom road.
Mr. Amoako Atta mentioned that the 109km road, was awarded to a Brazilian contractor, Queiroz Galvão in 2016, but work stalled die to financial constraints.
He however assured the people that the Bolgatanga- Bawku- Pulmakom road would soon be completed to as to enhance good road network and improve on the deplorable nature of roads in the region.
He added that though there are other 52 ongoing road projects in the area, new road projects will commence in two months.
He expressed satisfaction on the amount of work done on the road, and said he was hopeful the projects which are at various stages of completion will be fixed in due course to being relief to residents and commuters.
Mr. Amoako Atta noted that additional 36 projects will commence in the region before end of the year.
“We have 36 projects that are planned to be added to the existing and ongoing 78 projects and are at the very stages of procurement”, he added.
By Agnes Melissa Yovo | REPORTER