The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Hon Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwame Dafeamekpor has expressed concern about the delay in the construction works on the on the Todome – oh – Tongor Dzemeni road project.

According to him, the project, which began in 2016, should have been completed by now, adding that the delay in its completion had made it difficult for motorists to ply the road due to its muddy and dusty nature.

Hon Dafeamekpor expressed these concerns when he posed a question to the Minister for Roads and Highway on the floor of parliament on Friday, November 18,2022.

Hon Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor

He notes that the completion of the road would ease the burden on motorists and open the area up for development.

” Mr Speaker, Irises to ask the Minister for Roads and Highways when construction works
on the Todome – Toh – Tongor Dzemeni road project will be
completed?,” he said.

In response, the Minister for Roads and Highways,Hon Kwesi Amoako-Atta, said the 21.8km Todome-Toh-Tongor-Dzemeni feeder gravel road
with poor surface condition.

The Minister explained that the road was packaged together with Ehi – Dzodze feeder road, Ehi town roads and Agbozume-Ehi feeder road into a contract titled
“Bitumen Surfacing of Ehi Dzodze & Ehi Town Roads covering 14.3 km.

He added that the Agbozume-Ehi section of the road covered 8.8km, and Todome-Toh Kpalime Dzemeni span 21.8km.

Mr.Speqker, ” the contract was
awarded on 12th July, 2016 and commenced on 2nd September, 2016
with a scheduled completion date of 2nd March, 2019.

“The Contractor stopped work in 2017 due to delay in payment but has returned to site after a request for extension of time was granted,” the Minister added.

Mr Amoako-Atta said progress of work was at 43%, but the contract completion date has been revised to 13th March, 2024.

“Mr Speaker, the Contractor has currently mobilized to site and working on the
Ehi Town Roads and Agbozume-Ehi feeder road, after which works
on the Todome-Toh Kpalime Dzemeni road will also be executed,” he added.

He added that works on the projects are expected to be completed by 13th March, 2024.

The Minister however assured the MP and the people of South Dayi , the Akufo Addo led government is committed to providing roads in the country and the South Dayi Constituency would not be left out.

But Hon Dafeamekpor said the continued delay of the completion of the project is affecting economic activities in the area.
While affirming his commitment to lobby th government to fix the roads, the South Dayi lawmaker urged the people to remained faithful and support him to bring the needed development


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