The Chief and people of Newtown Area Council near Half-Assini, Jomoro District, have commended President John Dramani Mahama’s swift response to their plight barely five months after promising to reconstruct their road.
Nana Erzoah Kaku I, Chief of Enzemetianu, a beneficiary community, made the commendation in an interview with the GNA at Effasu near Newtown, at the weekend.
Work on the 20-kilometre stretch from Jaway Junction, near Half-Assini, to Newtown, a Ghanaian – Cote D’ivore border town, started in August, following an appeal made by the Chief of the area in April this year.
Nana Kaku explained that the President, while inaugurating a cold store facility at Half-Assini, in April, promised to fix their road under the oil enclave roads.
He explained that the road was constructed under the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) regime but it was not tarred.
He said the deplorable state of the road sometimes often cut the community off the rest of the country in the rainy season.
He said: “Nananom were having little belief in His Excellency’s promise on the road but it has come to light and we hope that the road will be properly constructed,” he said.
He said the project when completed would facilitate the movement of goods and services in the area to improve the local economy, adding that it would also make travelling from Ghana to Cote d’Ivoire and vice versa through that route very easier.
Nana Kaku said that the prime concern of his people was the state of the road network, which was now being addressed, hence the commendation.
Mr Nafui Mohamed, the Spokesperson for “Memphils Metropolitan Limited”, a Civil Engineering and General Building Construction company, which is executing the Project, said the road would be tarred.
He said the clearing works had begun and they had so far covered about 11 kilometres.
He expressed the hope that construction works would be completed early next year.