The Municipal Chief Executive of Abuakwa North, Hon Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga has mentioned that, he is very confident that, the contractor working on the OPASS through New Tafo-Akim township to Akyem Old Tafo Engen road, will deliver the much anticipated first asphalted road in Abuakwa North within the stipulated time to ease the burden of commuters in the Municipality.
During his site visit with the Municipal Road Engineer, Mr Bernard Kwabena Adams and the press on Thursday 7th April, 2022, the Honourable Municipal Chief Executive was impressed about the progress of work on the field and commended General Construction Company for their dedication, acknowledging their track record in Ghana and said, Abuakwa North is welcoming it’s first asphalted road soon.
Hon Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga extended his profound gratitude to the Nana Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party’s administration for not living Abuakwa North behind as the year of roads kicked off.
He continued by acknowledging the maximum cooperation of the Member of Parliament for the enclave who doubles as the deputy minister of education, Hon Gifty Twum-Ampofo, Osabarima Adusei Peasah IV and the traditional council, all stakeholders and those who removed or relocated their temporal structures at the buffer zone of the road following the press release by the Assembly.
The Municipal Chief Executive further cautioned motorist of over speeding amidst the construction lots to avoid any carnage and assured the construction firm, the Assembly’s commitment to making their work smooth.
According to the Field Engineer of General Construction Company, Mr Eric Agyeman, a total of thirty (30) kilometers of road is allocated to be worked on in Abuakwa North. Some of the lots include school roads but the major project is that of OPASS through New Tafo-Akim township to Akyem Old Tafo-Akim Engen which will be asphalted.
He expressed his appreciation to the Hon Alhaji Umar Babs Bodinga led Municipal Assembly, Honourable Gifty Twum-Ampofo, Osabarima Adusei Peasah IV, Akyem Tafohene and the traditional council and the people of Abuakwa North for their maximum support and cooperation.
Mr Eric Agyeman assured that, work would be completed by the end of the year 2022.
The bad road network in Abuakwa North has been a general concern of the people especially motorists.
They complain of the defects caused by the bad nature of roads on their vehicles.
It is recalled that, two contractors who were awarded the contract earlier, abandoned the project until the current award to the General Construction Company in January, 2022.