Complete the Dome-Kitasi project as scheduled & stay within budget- Prez to contractors

President Akufo-Addo has asked contractors of the Dome-Kitase road project to ensure that they complete the construction as scheduled.

He has also asked them to stay within the budgeted US$ 35 million United States dollars allocated for the rehabilitation.

He was speaking at the sod cutting ceremony on the area on Friday, July 29,2022.

Addressing the chiefs, elders and inhabitants of the Dome, Kwabenya, Kitase, areas at the sod-cutting ceremony for the rehabilitation of the 23km Dome-Kitase road project, the president expressed joy that the project is being undertaken by his government.

The Dome-Kitase road project is 23 km in length. The project is to be funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) and the Government of Ghana.

Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, in his remarks noted that adequate provision has been made by his ministry to compensate all persons who may be affected or displaced by the road project.

He added that his ministry is going to keep an eagle eye on the project to ensure that it is constructed to specification and within the contract duration of 24 months.

The Ghana Highways Authority (GHA), the implementing agency of the project, will supervise M/S Messrs. First Sky Limited as contractors and Pace -Transtech JV, as consultants.

The contract was awarded on 22 June 2022. Construction commenced on 15 July 2022, and is scheduled to be completed on 14 July 2024.

The project is denoted as Regional Route 98 (R98) and it provides the shortest connection between the Accra-Kumasi Road (N6) at Pokuase and the Accra-Aburi-Koforidua road (N4) at Kitase.

“The twenty-three-kilometre stretch of road connects the Accra to Kumasi road to the Accra-Aburi-Koforidua road, and provides an alternate route to road users between Accra and Aburi. The road also provides access to Ashesi University, one of our nation’s foremost Universities.

The rehabilitation of the Dome-Kitase Road is being funded by the Government of Ghana and the Kuwaiti Fund.

The works, estimated at thirty-five million dollars ($35 million) and scheduled to be completed within twenty-four (24) months from today, are being undertaken by M/S First Sky Construction Ltd, one of the best road construction companies in the country,” the President said.

Other aspects of the project scope are total pavement rehabilitation, major drainage improvements along the entire stretch, road safety features such as road markings and signs, street lights, traffic lights and pedestrian walkways.

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