You’ll be paid – Akufo-Addo assures road contractors


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured that unpaid road contractors are going to receive their they funds.

Mr Akufo-Addo said this when responding to questions in an interview on Radio Upper West, on Monday, 22nd August 2022, at the start of a 2-day working visit to the Upper West Region.

“contractors are not going to be left high and dry. At the end of the day, if they don’t get paid, the development of our road infrastructure stalls. Things are going to work out, they are definitely going to work out,” Mr Akufo-Addo said.

Whilst in Wa, President Akufo-Addo paid a courtesy call on the Overlord of the Wa Traditional Area, Naa Fuseini Seidu Pelpuo IV, and also inspected ongoing work on the Youth Resource Centre, which is nearly completed.

The Ministry of Roads and Highways has signed an MOU with M/S Zhougmei Engineering Ltd to undertake the dualization of the Wa Main Road from (S.D. Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies) to the Wa Airport. The MoU also involves the rehabilitation of 130km of Selected roads in the Upper West region.

The Ghana Highway Authority has completed 8 projects totaling 107km in the Upper West Region. Some of the projects are the surfacing of Kaleo-Sankana-Takpo (12.5km); construction of Wa-Han (10km) and the Upgrading of Nadwoli-Lawra-Hamile (42.6km)

Under Danida Funding, two (2) major bridges at Kulun (over River Kulpawn) and Amabarala (over River Ambarala) have been completed therefore easing mobility along the Bulenga-Yaala-Kundugu route. These have improved on travel time along the road corridor. Communities that were cut off during the rainy season now have all weather roads.

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There are currently 22 trunk road projects on-going in the region covering 503km of the network at various stages of completion

Some of these include the 57km Wa-Walewale Road, the 22km Wa -Han Road, and the construction of a steel bridge over River Gongonwu on the Wa-Walewale Road.
Approval has been granted to launch a Mabey Bridge at Kamba (Lawra District) on the Lawra – Nandom Road to replace a damaged bridge at the location. Additionally, a new bridge will be constructed at Domwene on the Jirapa -Hamile Road (N12).