Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, has inspected assembly site for the Fian-Kajokperi-Welembelle road which will soon begin.
Mr Chinnia Issahaku, said completion of the road would enhance the development of communities along the stretch in the areas of health, education and agriculture.
The Deputy Minister, called for cooperation among communities and the Contractor to ensure the project is finished on time.
In the Upper West Region, one of the ‘Critical Roads’ sited for urgent construction is the Fian-Kojokperi-Welembelle corridor.
The 56.15-kilometre road is expected to be completed in 36 months by P and W Ghanem Construction Company at an estimated cost of 167 million Ghana-Cedis.
The completion of the project would see the ‘bituminous sealing’ of roads from Fian through Wogu to Issa; the Daffiama Bussie Issa District Capital. This will continue to Kojokperi through Wahabu to Welembelle in the Sissala East Municipality.
52 kilometres of the entire project will be trunk roads, while the remaining 4.15 kilometers will be town roads.
Drains would be constructed in the major towns with all other road safety signage and markings.
The Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, Amidu Issahaku Chinnia, appealed to the chiefs and people of the major towns, along the road to cooperate with the contractor to allow him finish the project within the stipulated time.
The Acting Upper West Regional Manager of the Ghana Highways Authority, Thomas Kofi Oppong-Baah, charged the contractor to ensure value for money in the project.
Mr Oppong-Baa, encouraged residents to channel their concerns through the Ghana Highways Authority and not directly to the contractor.
A teacher who doubles as a farmer, Tamin Dambile, said his daily struggle of commuting from one community to another to teach, would be over after the completion of the road.
Other roads to be constructed as part of the critical roads in the Upper West Region are the 36-kilometre Wa-Bulenga-Yaala, the 40-kilometer Wahabu-Yaala and the 20-kilometer Ga-Wechau roads.