President Akufo-Addo has said former President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) claims of delivering unprecedented infrastructure only existed in their Green Book.
“We made a pledge to the Ghanaian people to expand and improve the road network while closing the missing links in the network. We had to make this pledge because we know that the so-called unprecedented infrastructure development of the Mahama administration was fantasy; existing in the Green Book and not on the ground,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo made these comments today, Friday, June 5, 2020, during the commissioning of the newly constructed Tema Motorway Interchange.
According to the President, this is the reason why his government has decided to invest in the road sector and is working towards making that a reality for Ghanaians.
About the Tema Motorway Interchange
The motorway was closed to traffic for construction works to take place on the three-tier Tema Motorway Roundabout Interchange.
The project had a June 6, 2020, deadline but it has been completed before the scheduled date.
The Interchange is a $57 million project being financed under a grant from the Japanese government through its agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
It is part of the West African Corridor Development Growth Ring Master Plan which is being implemented by Shimizu-Dai Nippon Joint Venture (SDJV), with CTI Engineering International Company Ltd as consultants.
The interchange will facilitate easy connection from Accra to Aflao and onwards to Togo, as well as the Akosombo road.