|Minister Inspects Road Project|
|Monday, 04 June 2012 08:10|
Work has started on the Sakomono Estate Chapel Square road near Tema in the Greater Accra Region.
The one and half kilometre road and its ancillary links, being executed by the Ghana Highway Authority and the Tema Metropolitan Assembly, is being constructed in response to an appeal made by the Chapel Square Residents Association to the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD), Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, during a tour of Tema West last month. When completed, the road would provide not only easy access route for motorists from the estate through the Sakomono village to Tema, but also to residents who have to drive to the Chapel Square to attend church and other social functions.
The absence of the road has been a serious problem for residents as the swampy nature of the area has been overgrown with trees.
The Minister who was conducted round by the Project Manager of the Mobile Maintenance Unit II of the GHA, Mr Christian Nti, said he was happy to assist the residents with their road and transport concerns.
He said when the project was completed as expected within two months, church members and residents would no longer have to battle with dust and muddy roads which has created inconvenience for them during special occasions and other social events.
Mr Collins Agyarko, a resident and opinion leader, expressed his gratitude to the Minister for his role in bringing relief to them in improving their roads and ensuring that streets are lighted at night to provide security for the people.
The Assembly man for the area, Mr Gilbert Lucky Mensah also expressed his gratitude to Mr Ofosu-Ampofo for the project and hoped he would use his influence as a minister of state to bring more development to the area.