THE MUNICIPAL Chief Executive Officer (MCE) for Awutu Senya East Municipal Assembly, Nuhu Adams has dismissed claims by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and section of the general public that the cost of the Kasoa interchange project has being bloated.
The MCE made this assertion following public outcry after government announced US$172.6 million fund secured for the construction of the Kasoa interchange.
It could be remembered that the flagbearer of NPP, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo during the second lecture of the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama painted a gloomy picture to Ghanaians over the cost of the interchange.
In an interview with DAILY HERITAGE at his Kasoa office, Hon. Adams said the people of the area see the proposed interchange as a breakthrough because it serves as a gateway between the Central and Greater Accra regions.
He revealed that the interchange will help reduce traffic conditions in the two great cities and a laudable intervention for the people in the area.
He revealed that a lot of people are making noise over the cost of the interchange without first analyzing the content of the project.
According to him, the project has three phases, that is, one interchange to be constructed at the main traffic light like the one at Achimota, another one at Galilea market junction while the third one is at Kasoa Universal Petrol-meaning that vehicles from Accra to Cape Coast and Takoradi and vice versa will join the interchange from Galilea.
The MCE added that the same interchange package has a provision for a two storey Polyclinic facility with Out Patients Department and other departments to boost the health situation in the municipality.
“The package also includes a four unit two storey basic schools, where three of these will be constructed at Kasoa while the remaining will be at the Ga South Municipal Assembly around Amanfrom area to enhance education in the region,” he opined.
The MCE stated further that the project includes the construction of 10 mechanized boreholes, a bus terminal for Ghana Private Road and Transport Union, a construction of a 33 kilometre Kasoa Obom road and another 20 kilometre community road network.
“I believe the project if completed, will help to reduce travelling hours in the corridor and boost economic activities in the area,” he revealed.
In another development, the Assembly over the weekend embarked on a demolition exercise on their 15 acre land on the Kasoa Obom road to prevent encroachers from turning the place into a slum.
According to him, the assembly acquired that portion of the land five years ago from the owners for future development, but despite several warning signs to deter encroachers from the area had proven futile, ‘we then had no other option than to move fast in order to stop them, hence, the demolition.
“None of these affected houses have permit to build on the land and therefore no compensation will be paid to any individual,” he said.
Source: Daily Heritage
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