The Agbogbomefia of the Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV, has appealed to President Akufo-Addo to fulfill his promises of fixing deplorable roads in the Volta Region without delay.
According to him, most of the roads, particularly the Ho-Accra Road, Ho-Aflao Road and the Eastern Corridor Road, which pose risk to travellers, require urgent attention.
Speaking at the grand durbar at this year’s Asogli Teza (Yam Festival), Togbe Afede emphasized that the construction of the roads was non-negotiable and urged government to immediately construct them.
The festival, which was on the theme, “Uniting for the Cause of Asogli, Volta and Ghana,” was also used to commemorate the 15th anniversary of enstoolment of Togbe Afede.
Togbe Afede, who is also the President of the National House of Chiefs, reiterated his commitment to helping government to develop the country to alleviate poverty and suffering.
To this end, he announced that for the next five years, he would commit resources towards the noble fight against poverty, deprivation and suffering of the majority of Ghanaians.
He called for the support of all and sundry.
Volta Regional Minister, Dr Archibald Yao Letsa lauded Togbe’s decision to support government and urged the people in the region and the country to back the policies and programmes of government.
He said that government was on track and that soon they would fully benefit from programmes and policies like free SHS, ‘One District, One Factory,’ ‘Planting for Food and Jobs,’ ‘One District, One Dam,’ One District, One Warehouse, among others.
Ho-Accra Road, Ho-Aflao Road, as well as the Eastern Corridor Road, are important to the people of the region.
The Ho-Accra Road, for instance, is the main road that ushers travelers to Ho, the regional capital in the Asogli State.
Residents have over years been complaining about the bad road.
The 10.5 kilometer Road from Sokode-Gbogame to Ho Central and from Sokode-Etoe through to the University of Health and Allied Sciences to join the Ho-Aflao Highway at Titrinu, near the Ho Aerodrome, has received little attention despite several promises by the Regional Minister Dr Letsa.
The GH¢126 million road project, which has been divided into two, had been awarded to China Railways and First Sky Construction Companies.
The Ho-Aflao Highway, which connects the regional capital to Ghana’s main Eastern borders-Aflao and Akanu, has several potholes.
The President recently complained about the deplorable Eastern Corridor, which links the south to the north of the country.
Source: Daily Guide
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