Roads And Highways Minister Inspects Progress Of Road works In Northern Region

The Northern region has a total road network of 6,834 kilometres of which 916 kilometres are under construction. The Minister for Roads and Highways in a press conference with the media said inspection of some roads will be done by the Ministry of Roads and Highways to ascertain the level of work done on the Tamale interchange and other access roads.

Ghana has a total road network of 78,000 kilometres managed by the Ghana Highways Authority, Department of Urban Roads and Feeder Roads. Meeting the press in the Northern Regional capital - Tamale, the Minister for Roads and Highways said 80 roads are under construction.

Inspecting the Tamale Interchange which is expected to be completed by June 2021, the Minister spoke on the spate at which work is being done.

The contractors on site spoke on work done on the project so far. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday 10th of April 2019  cut the sod for the commencement of the construction of the interchange here in Tamale in the Northern Region.

The interchange, which is a dual carriage way is the first of its kind to be constructed in the Northern part of the country. The project which is to cost $500 million is being executed under the government’s Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) deal with Sinohydro.

The deal which is estimated at about of $2 billion is aimed at infrastructure projects of Ghana’s choice across the country in exchange for refined bauxite (Aluminum or Alumina).


 

Story by: Sayida Maltiti