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Road Minister inspects work on Assin North road project; refutes claims of vote buying

Road Minister inspects work on Assin North road project; refutes claims of vote buying

By: Kingsley Nana Buadu

The Minister for Road and Highways , Kwesi Amoako Atta, has refuted claims that the ongoing road construction and other projects in Assin North and Central are as a result of the impending by-elections in Assin North. 

According to the Minister, the 31 km road from Assin Fosu to Assin Praso and the other 13 km road from Assin Asempa Na ey3 road construction started years before the recent electoral development in Assin North which has brought about by-election in the area. 

Inspecting the project with his technical team and the Central Regional Minister, Mr. Amoako Atta, urged the public to discredit all allegations that the projects are being done for votes in the impending bye-elections.

Construction of the project, according to the engineers, began in 2020. 

The N8 project which is a 31 km road from Assin Fosu to Assin Praso is being constructed by Shimizu Dai Nippon JV and is currently about 90 per cent complete while the Assin Asempa Na Ey3 to Assin Kushea road which is 13 km road is being constructed by Memphis Metropolitan LTD and it’s about 60 per cent complete. 

Concerns some people have raised suggest that , these project are now being given much attention compare with the previous years because of the impending bye-election in Assin North following the Supreme Court decision against the former member of parliament for the area, Jame Gyekye Quayson.

Despite those concerns, the Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako Atta, together with the Central Regional Minister and his technical team, visited the area to inspect the project of work. 

The Regional Director of Highway Authority, Abdullai Braimah, gave some details and background to the projects.

The Minister, Kwesi Amoako Atta, made his observations and directed that green grass be grown at the edges of the 31 km Assin Fosu – Assin Praso road to protect the road from erosion especially during this rainy season.

He was generally satisfied with the progress of work so far.

The Minister, however refuted claims that the project is being prioritized now because of elections, saying there are road construction going on all over the country and that of Assin North cannot be stopped because of a by-election.


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