The Member of Parliament for Lower Manya Krobo, Hon Ebenezer Okletey  Terlabi has appealed to the government to consider extending the Road project from Oyibi-Dodowa-Somanya to Akuse junction to the Akuse main road to help economic revitalization.

According to him, the road which is about 6.5km from Akuse junction to the Akuse Township itself is in bad condition despite the community hosting several important national monumental projects.

He cited the Akuse Water Restoration Dam Project, the Akuse tomatoes farms, among other projects that contribute largely to the national Gross Domestic Products (GDP).

Hon Terlabi made the appeal when he took his turn to contribute to the debate on the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policies on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday, 23rd November 2021.


While presenting the 2022 budget to parliament, the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta said, as at the end of September 2021, routine maintenance was carried out on 21,165km of the trunk road network, 6,265km of the feeder road network, and 2,937km of the urban road network.

According to the Finance Minister, the development works progressed steadily on several major projects and mentioned major pipeline projects that are expected to take off in 2022.

Some of the major roads mentioned include Accra-Kumasi Dualisation in sections, Kumasi South and Western Bypass, Kumasi Outer Ring Road, Mamfe-Koforidua Road, Oyibi-Dodowa-Somanya-Akuse Jn. Road, Accra Outer Ring Road, Asutuare Junction-Volivo Bridge, Eastern Corridor Road, thus, Gbintiri-Kulungugu,  Sawla-Wa Road and Construction of 5No. Interchanges in the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area which includes Suame, Santasi and Airport Roundabouts.


“Mr Speaker, for road safety, Government, in 2022, will increase and maintain traffic signals. In addition, road safety hazard sites are also expected to be treated. This will be complemented with aggressive public education and enforcement of traffic regulations,” the Finance Minister added.

But Hon Terlabi said, the current state of the road from Akuse junction to Akuse is is worse and appealed for an extension of the Major road project to cover the Akuse main road to boost economy and others.

He said though several appeals have been made over some time now, central government through the urban road department of the Ministry of Roads and Highways, nothing has been done on the road.



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