Two persons picked up by Police for selling fufu at Pokuase Interchange

Two persons who were allegedly operating a fufu joint at the recently commission Pokuase Interchange, Comfort Dartey 32 and her father, Kwame Addo, 60, have been arrested by the Police.

They have been cautioned and granted bail by the Police on Wednesday August 25.

The Public Relations Officer of the Regional Police Command, DSP Juliana Obeng told journalists that “There are two persons who have been arrested and brought to the regional command.

“The two persons are a father and a daughter, and they were arrested in connection with a chop bar being operated by these two persons. Their names are Comfort Dartey, 32, and the father Kwame Addo, a 60-year-old man.”

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Friday, 9th July 2021, commissioned the Four Tier Pokuase Interchange, the first of its kind in Ghana, the first of its kind in West Africa, and the second of its kind in Africa.

The Pokuase Interchange Project involved the construction of the 6.5-kilometre Awoshie to Pokuase road; an interchange at the intersection of ACP junction to Awoshie to Nsawam road; two (2) footbridges; the widening of the Nsawam road by some two (2) kilometres; drainage works; the provision of streetlights; and the construction of twelve (12) kilometres of town roads.

It also involved the rehabilitation of the Kpobiman Women’s Group Centre to train women in pastry, bread, soap and bead making; the rehabilitation of the Manchie Gari Factory for the processing of cassava into gari and starch; the protection of the three (3)-hectare Gua Sacred Forest; and the provision of ICT labs for fourteen (14) basic schools, which will help train some ten thousand (10,000) basic school children within the Ga North, South, Central and West Municipalities, with knowledge in information and communications technology.

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“Indeed, two hundred and eighty-nine million United States dollars (US$289 million) has been used by the Akufo-Addo Government to construct three (3) interchanges, that is at Pokuase, Obetsebi-Lamptey and Tamale, as opposed to two hundred and sixty million dollars (US$260 million) being used, by the Mahama government, to construct just the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange. These are further examples of the fact that we, in the New Patriotic Party, are good protectors of the public purse,” he said.  

President Akufo-Addo stated that the Pokuase Interchange is an integral part of comprehensive measures put in place by Government to address the issues of congestion in urban centres, and to help improve travel times on major arterial roads. 

To this end, he told the gathering, which included the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, that Government has begun the construction of Phase II of Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange, the Tamale Interchange, the PTC Roundabout Interchange in Takoradi, the Nungua Interchange which is part of the La Beach Road Completion Project, the Adjringanor Overpass, where ongoing works will be completed by the first quarter of 2022; and Phase II of the Tema Motorway Interchange.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana