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Government secures $100m to construct Volivo bridge and some roads in Volta

Government secures $100m to construct Volivo bridge and some roads in Volta
President Akufo-Addo (right) exchanging pleasantries with some members of the Oti Regional House of Chiefs at the Jubilee House

Government has secured $100 million to construct the Volivo bridge in the Volta region. The project, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will also see to the construction of some roads in the Volta and Oti enclave.

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta made this known when a delegation of Chiefs from the Oti Regional House Chiefs paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House.

The Minister said government has targeted some roads in the region to work on.

Mr Amoako Atta who was responding to some demands by the chiefs with respect to the construction of roads in the Oti region said the Oti region has since 2017 had its fair share of roads totalling 445.5km.

The Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dan Botwe, assured the chiefs and people of Oti of their share of development projects saying four districts in the Oti region had been roped into the Gulf of Guinea Social Cohesion Project (SOCO projects) through the directive of President Akufo-Addo.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was happy that the chiefs and people of the region had seen the creation of the Oti region as a positive step in their lives and said it was their choice and demand and he had to act as required by the constitution.

President Akufo-Addo who was particularly concerned about the problem with the spillage from the Akosombo Dam and its effects on the people said the Inter Ministerial Committee set up to look into the problem is working systematically to address those problems area by area.

He expressed optimism that soon the committee would have a package ready for the various areas including the Oti region.

Earlier, the President of the Oti Regional House of Chiefs and Krachiwura, Nana Mprah Besemuna , praised President Akufo-Addo for the creation of the Oti region which he said, had opened up the area and was already facilitating development in the region.

He mentioned the construction of some major roads, scramble for land, for development projects, creation of job opportunities and increased economic activities as some of the immediate benefit from the creation of the region.

He called for the urgent construction of the bridge on the Oti river as well as the construction of an office accommodation for the house of chiefs to enhance its work.


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