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22.11.2007 General News

Nsawam roads to be rehabilitated

By Peter Abban

Nineteen major roads in Nsawam totaling 13.5 kilometers have been selected for rehabilitation at a cost of ¢52 billion. The projects, awarded to the China International Water and Electric Company on July 26, 2007 is an addendum to the dualisation of the Pantang-Peduase Road.

This was disclosed by the Resident Engineer, Emmanuel Obeng when newsmen from Accra and Koforidua met him at the project site at Nsawam as part of their inspection tour of projects in the Akuapem South District last Tuesday.

Accompanied by some NPP executives at Aburi and Nsawam and Assembly members from Akuapem South District assembly, the newsmen were taken round by the Chief Executive of Firstland Communication Limited, Bright Adu Okyere and Dennis Oti-Awere, Special Assistant to the MP for the area who is also the Deputy Minister for Roads and Transport, Magnus Opare Asamoah.

At Aburi, the newsmen inspected the 3.5 kilometre town roads being constructed by the China International Water and Electric Company at a cost of one million dollars.

The seven road projects awarded in July 2007 is 90 percent complete and would be handed over in July 2008, according to the Deputy Project Manager, Liu Shunyi.

The reporters also inspected the tarred Aburi Konkonuru-Papaye road and the Ketase Junior High School whose roof was ripped off in a rainstorm and which has been re-roofed at a cost of ¢70 million by the MP.

The headmaster of the school, Asiedu Gyamfi Mann expressed his gratitude to the MP for responding to his appeal towards the renovation of the school.

They also inspected a 10 seater Enviro-Loo provided by Mr Opare Asamoah for the people of Adamrobe.

The people of Adamrobe, however, appealed to the government to abrogate the 5.9 kilometer Aburi-Adamrobe road contract awarded to Mustek Engineering Limited at a cost of ¢7.4 billion.

The Assemblyman for the area, Martin Djan Anakwa said the contract, awarded in November 2006 was supposed to be completed and handed over this month - November 2007 – but only one kilometer stretch has been graveled. He said that the road becomes unmotorable during heavy rains.

The project manager, Joseph Adiku explained that the delay has been caused by the recent rains and appealed to the people to exercise restraint.

The newsmen were also taken to Nsakyi to inspect an electrification project which would connect 20 communities to the national grid and an enviro-loo and KG provided by the MP.

At St Martin Senior High School, the people were taken round to inspect the boys dormitory being financed through the GET FUND and the girls dormitory also funded by the Akuapem South District Assembly. They also inspected the Lagray chemical company which produces drugs for the treatment of skin disease.

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