Residents of Dome-Kwabenya in the Ga East Municipality will no longer go through the daily ritual of plying on bad roads as the Member of Parliament for the Constituency Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo has finally started the construction of the deplorable road in her electorate.
A year ago, the road project was awarded to M. F. Ghacos Ghana Limited after going through a very rigid national competitive bidding process, stressing that under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, “sole sourcing, selective tendering, price quotation and the likes are a thing of the past unless it is absolutely necessary as prescribed under the Public Procurement Act.
Work has finally begun in the constituency. Hon. Adwoa Safo together with the Municipal Urban Roads Engineer, Mr Foster Aboagye, Mr Robert Osei Bonsu (Constituency Chairman) and other Constituency and Polling Station Executives in Dome-Kwabenya visited the working site to inspect the ongoing Asphalting Works on the Taifa Township Roads.
The scope of work carried out by the contractor includes; Construction of 1.5km of dual carriage way from Atomic Roundabout to Taifa with provision for roadside drains; Construction of ancillary roads to improve traffic management and safety in the area; Construction of 750 meters of storm drainage works to reduce the perennial flooding within the area; Construction of walkways along the roads to improve pedestrians safety; and streetlights to improve visibility at night for both motorists and pedestrians.
Other roads, also currently under construction include the Haatso Video Club area roads and Haatso-Supermarket road meeting the main Agbogba road.
The Atomic Roundabout-Kwabenya-Aboum junction road, Atomic Roundabout-Musuku-Ashongman Estates roads through Pure Water to Old Ashongman roads will also see asphaltic overlays in the next few weeks.
The current Minister of State for Procuement visited and inspected other projects in the constituency such as the Construction of a 10 Seater Integrated Solar Powered Borehole and Toilet Facility and also visited similar facilities being constructed in Old Ashongman (Ashongman Village) and Abokobi Boi for the residents.
Hon Adwoa visited the ongoing construction of a nursery block for the pupils of the Old Ashongman Basic School after which, I interacted with the pupils and staff of the school.