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TMA releases GH¢35,000 to tar Tema roads

By Richard Kofi Attenkah, Tema - Ghanaian Chronicle
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Committed to putting an end to complaints and bickering from residents and motorists in the Tema Metropolis over the poor state of the roads, the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) boss, Robert Kempes Ofosuware, has approved an amount of GH¢35,000 for the resurfacing, gravelling, and tarring of sections of the roads within the metropolis with immediate effect.

The section of the road that is expected to be tarred, and which forms part of the first phase of the entire process of giving a facelift to roads in the metropolis, will start from the Circle-Accra hiring station at Community One (1), through the Tema Central Market street, Maame Sekune Street to the T-junction opposite the TMA premises.

The other stretch is from the Tema main harbour taxi station, through the Achimota-Kpone lorry station area, to join the Maame Sekune Street.

This was disclosed by the TMA boss in an interview with the paper last Friday, when the paper sought his comment on what the Assembly was doing about the poor state of roads in the area.

Kempes Ofosuware explained that he had sent a budget that would help change the face of the roads in the metropolis for the better to the Ministry of Roads and Highways for consideration, and was seriously pursuing it.

He stated that before he was confirmed as the Chief Executive of the TMA, his focus was to fight against sanitation, however, on assuming office, there has been a change in his agenda, adding, “For now, my topmost priority is to fix all the major roads in the metropolis, as well as some of the minor ones.”

He appealed to residents, motorists and workers in the metropolis to exercise restraint, and give his administration sometime to help execute this agenda for the benefit of all.

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