President Nana Akufo-Addo is touting his infrastructural achievements in the last four years.
Nana Akufo-Addo says under his tenure, five interchanges are being constructed simultaneously across the country.
Commissioning the first phase of the Obestebi Lamptey Interchange as part of his two-day campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region, President Akufo-Addo outlined the interchanges that are currently under construction in the country.
“Currently the following interchanges are under construction throughout the county; Pokuase interchange which is the first four-tier interchange in West Africa is 85% complete and sections of the interchange will be opened to traffic this very week. The Tamale interchange, which is the first interchange in Northern Ghana is 65% complete and is on course to being completed by the first quarter of 2021. PTC roundabout interchange in Takoradi, which is also the first interchange in the Western part of the country is progressing steadily. Nungua interchange, which is part of the La Beach world completion project is also progressing steadily. And Tema motorway phase 1, which has been completed and is being put to use, will see work start on the second phase very soon.”
He charged Ghanaians to extend his mandate, so he can continue to do more of the good works he has started.
“Completion of phase 1 of the Obetsebi Lamptey interchange shows the seriousness that my government attaches towards reducing the congestion in some of the major cities within the country.”
“This is the first time in the history of this country, that more than 5 interchanges are being constructed in the first-term administration. If there are any more reasons to give Nana and Akufo-Addo four more years to do more, this is one of them,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo commissions the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange as part of activities for his two-day campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region.
Vote NPP; we have blueprint for Ghana’s development – Akufo-Addo
President Akufo-Addo had earlier said the New Patriotic Party is the only political party with a blueprint for Ghana’s development.
Speaking at a rally at Aburi as part of his tour of the Eastern Region, President Akufo-Addo said “the NPP has a blueprint for the development of the country. And this is going to take place in Akufo-Addo’s second term.”
He further implored Ghanaians to extend his mandate to enable him to serve them better.
“If my first four years is satisfactory, then you can imagine how my next term will be. I want you to access my first term. I have not deceived you, I have been truthful with Ghanaians, and I have done my best. I plead with you to extend my mandate, so I can continue to do more for you.”
About the Obetsebi Lamptey interchange
The three-tier interchange is a key intersection in the arterial road network in Accra. It is aimed at helping to reduce congestion being experienced by commuters on the stretch.
The interchange is part of the Ring Road system and located at the intersection of four major arterials: the Kaneshie Mallam Road (Dr. Kofi Busia Highway), the Ring Road West, Ring Road West Extension and the Graphic Road.
The project commenced in October 2019 with a sod-cutting ceremony for completion in 18 calendar months.
According to the Ministry of Roads and Highways, the works have been completed 5 months ahead of schedule.
Below is the breakdown of the phases of the project according to the Roads Ministry:
Phase I involved the construction of a 550m viaduct and ramps between Graphic Road and Dr. Busia Highway (Kaneshie Mallam Road).
Under the project, a 2 No. (5.5 x 2)m box culvert across the Graphic Road and storm drain of similar size was constructed up to the Ring Road West Carriageway.
This storm drain shall be continued up to Mpamprom Junction under Phase II of the project.
The storm drainage system is to help address the flooding challenges being experienced at Obetsebi Lamptey.
Also, under Phase II, the 3rd tier of the interchange which would be on the Ring Road West (Awudome to Central Mosque at Abbosey Okai) will be constructed.
Additionally, the following road works shall be undertaken;
- Widening of the Ring Road West (from Awudome Junction to Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange) into a 2 x 3 dual carriageway.
- Improvement of the Awudome Road & Nii Teiko Din Street.
Phase I was executed by Messrs QGMI Construcciones E Infraestructuras Globales S.L.U with Messrs FAS Consult Ltd as the Engineer’s Representative. The Department of Urban Roads was the agency under MRH responsible for the project.
Phase II according to the Ministry will commence immediately.
Funding for this project, amounting to $135 million, was secured by the Akufo-Addo government and made possible by Export Credit Facilities from the United Kingdom and Spain.