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Government releases 102 million cedis for eastern corridor road project



Government has released one hundred and two (102 ) million Ghana cedis for the continued construction of the eastern corridor road project which government critics have described as abandoned.

Minister of roads and highways, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini who announced this in Bimbilla assured residents and motorists plying the road that the contractor assigned to the project will be back on the site next week to continue working on the road.

Portions of the road from Yendi to Bimbilla, beginning from Lipusi, Pusuga and Dimong-Naayili have been described by motorists and residents along the stretch as death traps.

Articulated trucks from Yendi to Bimbilla and Bimbilla to Yendi have been parked because the stretch is inaccessible due to heavy rains in the Nanumg traditional area.

The road covers a distance of about 695 kilometers and serves as a major transport route for goods from Northern Ghana to the capital, Accra.

The dual-carriage Eastern corridor road project is estimated to cost US$290.64million and is being financed by the Brazilian Development Bank, which will take 83.33 percent of the entire cost with the rest being funded by the Government of Ghana.

The project was expected to be completed in October 2016 but has been extended to 2017, the sector minister told Zaa News.

Alhaji Inusah explained further to Zaa News that the delay was due to Brazilian new government review of all international agreements and hope that with the Ghana government fulfilling its commitment, the project will be completed.

“I spoke with the contractor while in Bimbilla and he assured me that he is mobilizing to resumed work,” Alhaji Inusah said.

The roads minister accused the NPP of sabotaging the completion of the eastern corridor road and other big projects started by the NDC government of president John Mahama and said with God, all the projects will be completed to shame the NPP.

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