Fifty kilometres of roads in the Upper East Region would be overlaid with asphalt. This is according to the Upper East Regional Director of the Urbans Roads Department, Engineer Peter Amoako. Majority of the asphalt overlay contracts are to be carried out by MyTurn Construction Company.
“We have the 50kms of overlays for the Municipalities. In Bolgatanga, we have the Tindonmolgo towards the Sherigu road. Before Bolga East became a district, it was under Bolgatanga Municipality so there’s the DVLA road to Bawku. As part of the road, we have from the Zuarungu SHS junction towards the Tongo road in front of the medical stores up to a point. We have the road from the Fire Service towards the chief’s palace. The one from the nursing school, it is part of the 8.9 kilometres under the DVLA road,” Ing. Amoako said when he spoke to Mark Smith on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, December 15, 2022.
Other roads include the Ojam – A1 Radio road and 1km at Yarigabisi. “Of the 5kms, what she [the contractor] has done is the Ex-Tee road. As at last year by this time, the road was ready to receive bitumen. It has been this story or that story. I think that her main issue has been that she paid the money for the bitumen in February this year to the supplier of the bitumen but the person wanted to use the money for one or two things before supplying and that is when we had this fuel increment with its attendant issues with bitumen. That has been the issue for which the road has been unfinished. So you see the unnecessary cost?” Ing. Amoako fumed.
Some of the asphalt overlays are being carried out in Navrongo around the new market and the CKT-UTAS.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana