The main Samreboi to Prestea trunk road will get a major face lift in the coming two weeks’ time, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako-Attah has assured.

According to him, the Contractors working on the road have indicated their readiness to move to the project site in the next two weeks to complete the 45 km road.

The Minister disclosed this when the Member of Parliament (MP) for Amenfi West, Hon Eric Afful posed a question to the Minister on the floor of parliament on Friday, December 8, 2023.

The MP who filed the question under the certificate of urgency wanted to know from the Ministry when contractors would return to the road and complete work.

“Mr Speaker, I rise to ask the Minister of Roads and Highways when contractors on the Samreboi Junction to Prestea road will  resume construction and complete the road as is no longer accessible to the users and poses security threats to the people in the Constituency,” Mr. Afful quizzed the Minister.

The road, Amoako-Attah said was awarded in 2015 under the cocoa roads project to be completed, but the contractor left the site in 2017 for non-payment for work done.

He said the contractors has however indicated his readiness to mobilize back to the project and work would be resumed in due course.

Samreboi township road

In the interim, the Minister assured that, the contractor would in the next two weeks reshape the road to ease transportation difficulties pending major works.

But Hon Afful expressed his disappointment on the Minister and the government on the fact that, this was the third time,  that he asked   a question on the condition of the road.

According to him, apart from the road been an economic road that transport cocoa and other Agriculture produce to the   Takoradi and other major cities, the poor condition of the road also posed security threat to travellers as armed robbers and other criminal often attack drivers and passengers.

He said he would hold the Minister and the government accountable to the detriment of his constituents if by the promised period by the Minister elapsed without any sign of work on the road.

The 45 km road was awarded on contract under the John Mahama led NDC administration, but the contractor left the construction site following government directive for the contracts to be halted for auditing but for seven years, the road remained same.

The government through the Road Minister had promised several times, but the MP believed they were all lip services and political sweetheart promises.



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