The Chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Roads and Highways, Samuel Ayeh Paye, who also doubles as Member of Parliament for Ayensuano constituency in the Eastern Region, has revealed that 1,710 persons lost their lives through road accidents on the Kwafo – Apedwa stretch on the Accra- Kumasi highway between January and September 2018.
According to him, the situation is very worrying and, therefore, called on stakeholders to work together to help reduce road accidents in the country.
Speaking at Suhum during a sod-cutting ceremony by the Ghana Highway Authority to commence the construction work on the Kwafokrom -Apedwa North dual lane Thursday, Mr. Ayeh paye, said the project after completion, would allow for smooth transportation of goods and farm produce from the area to various parts of the country.
The project was started by former President J. A Kufuor but came to a halt after the NPP government was voted out of power in 2008. The dual road is one of the busiest routes which serves most motorists across the 10 regions.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Amoako Atta said the 333 million dollar project is expected to be completed within 24 months and the job is being undertaken by China International and Water Corporation.
He added that the Suhum bypass shall soon open to vehicular use from December to make traveling easy for commuters.
He advised politicians to stop squandering monies meant for the developmental project and support the government to develop the nation.
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