Government has reiterated its commitment to improving the road network across the country before the end of 2016. It said both urban and rural areas will receive their fair share of access roads to enhance economic activities. The access roads, government said will enable farmers cart their farm produce to urban centers.
Disclosing this in an exclusive interview with Zaa Radio, roads and highways minister, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, said Tamale will benefit generously from the project.
Alhaji Fuseini revealed that roads from the Tamale Central, Tamale North and, Tamale South constituencies will be tarred with some major ones to be asphalted, including the link road from Kakpagyili to Vittin area.
The minister also added that signal or traffic lights will be mounted at busy intersections such as Jisonayili-Kanvili Tunaayili and others.
To ease impending traffic jams that are certain to come as a result of the upgrading of the Tamale airport to international standards, the roads minister further stated that the road from the Agric area in Tamale to Walewale in the West Mamprusi District of the northern region will be tarred.
Alhaji Inusah told Zaa News that the Tamale-Bolgatanga trunk road will be expanded with a bypass to ease congestion especially during rush hours, adding that construction of critical culverts are underway.
According to Alhaji Inusah, asphalt roads in Tamale alone will take ten kilometers. Government he said is in discussion with a construction firm to execute the dual carriage roads from Tamale up to Kpong-Tamale and that may even be extended to Naabogu Bridge.
He also appealed to District chief executives from Gushegu, Karaga and Zabzugu to bear with government as it takes steps to address the major roads linking the districts to the regional capital.
The DCEs the roads minister said consistently remind him about the deplorable nature of their roads and assured them that efforts are being made to ensure that the roads are accessible.
Alhaji Fuseini also pleaded with the people of Kumbungu and Dalun to exercise patience as shown with regards to the construction of their road. He said the kilometers left will receive attention up to Nawuni.