The Member of Parliament for Adenta Constituency, Hon Mohammed Adamu Ramadan has dragged the Minister for Roads and Highways to parliament over the Adenta -Dodowa road traffic congestion.
According to the MP, the Adenta-Dodowa road is an important road to the Eastern Corridor and the congestion is affecting business activities.

He therefore wanted to know what the government through the Ministry is doing to reduce the situation.

“Mr Speaker, I rise to ask the Minister for Roads and Highways what urgent steps the Ministry is taking to mitigate the traffic situation on the Adenta-Amrahia Malejor-Dodowa road,” Hon Adamu Ramadan quizzed the sector Minister on the floor of parliament.

Hon Adamu Ramadan

In response, the Minister for Roads and highway, Hon Kwesi Amoako-Atta said, the Adenta Dodowa road forms part of the Regional Road R40
which connects the Greater Accra Region at Adenta Junction
through Dodowa to the Eastern Region at Trom.

According to him, the road is a single
carriageway with bituminous surface treated and in fair condition.

But Sections of the road are however in bad condition, especially at the major intersections and at the approaches of speed ramps.

“Speaker, the road has medium
to high traffic which worsens during the peak hours (morning and
evening),” the Minister said.
Nevertheless, Hon Amoako-Atta said the dualisation of the Adenta-Dodowa road is part of the Sinohydro Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) between the
Government of Ghana and Sinohydro Corporation of China as Lot

He said under the programme, the road is supposed to be widened to a
dual carriageway between Adenta and Oyibi.

But the project however, “has stalled because Sinosure is yet to clear the

He therefore assured that, “the Ghana Highway Authority in the interim has been
carrying out routine maintenance works on the bad sections of the road to keep it motorable and maintain the structural integrity of
the road.”

But Hon Adamu Ramadqn expressed his disappointment in the fact that, the road has been abandoned and the congestion is affecting economic activitie.

He therefore called on the government to as a matter of necessity


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