Berekuso Hene expresses joy after Prez cut sod for rehabilitation of Dome-Kitasi road
The Berekuso Hene Odeefo Oteng Korankye II has expressed joy at the sod cutting ceremony for the rehabilitation of the Dome-Kitasi road.
The traditional ruler who consistently decried the adorable and dusty nature of the road was full of joy that the project will start.
Speaking to journalists at sod cutting ceremony, Odeefo Oteng Korankye II said when completed, the road will enhance the living conditions of residents and motorists who ply the route.
He has also allocated several acres and which served as a place where the contractors for the project will pitch their camp.
“We have for several years pushed and appealed for the road to be constructed and so, if the President has cut the sod for the project, we are excited. We are hopeful the project will be completed as scheduled,” he said.
for providing large acres of land to help with the construction of the project.
President Akufo-Addo on Friday, July 29, 2022, cut sod for the rehabilitation of the Dome-Kitasi road.
Speaking at the ceremony, the President said the road network serves as a vital link between Greater Accra and the Eastern region.
He said the construction.of the toad has been a major concern for residents and motorists who ply the road especially when several administrations had promised to construct the road.
The President indicated that he was happy that the road project is being undertaken under his watch.
He indicated that the 23-kilometre stretch of road connects Accra to Kumasi road to the Accra to Aburi Koforidua road.
According to him, it provides alternative routes to the road year between Accra and Aburi.
The road also provides access to Ashesi University.
He said the rehabilitation of the road is being funded by the government of Ghana and the Kuwaiti Fund.
He posited that Ghana enjoys excellent relations with the state of Kuwait and Ghana was prepared and determined to widen the relations.
The works estimated at $35 million are expected to be completed in 24 months and will be undertaken by Messer’s First Sky Construction Limited.
The Chief added that efforts are underway to ensure that persons who have their kiosks and other structures remove them.
“On behalf of the residents, I am extending my gratitude to the President and all other persons who contributed to making the road is given a facelift. We are grateful. For the joy I have, I have allocated several acres of land for the contractors to construct their camp. We had lost hope but today, the sod cutting ceremony has given us hope,” he added.
The stretch is expected to serve as an alternative route for users from Accra to the Eastern Region.
The project, which will cover 23 kilometres, will start from the Dome Roundabout in the Greater Accra Region and end at Kitase, near Peduase in the Eastern Region.
It will include a 16.3 km two-lane single carriageway with asphaltic concrete surfacing, the provision of a 2.8 km asphaltic concrete surfacing dual carriageway arterial with auxiliary lanes on both sides and the provision of a one-km two-lane single carriageway for Ashesi University, also with the asphaltic concrete surfacing.