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A-7.5-kilometre dual carriage road stretching from the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Centre to the main Spintex Road Junction that stalled for almost two years due to non-payment of the contractor by the previous government will resume next week.

This follows payment of GHc16 million out of the GHc35 million outstanding debts owing the contractor, Malin Investment Company Limited, by the current government.

The contract for construction of the road was signed between the contractor and the government on July 5, 2015, and work began on July 7, at the cost of GHc62 million, and was expected to be completed within 24 months.

However, work on the project stalled in 2017 due to non-payment of work done by the contractor by the previous administration.

This came to light when the Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, led a team of engineers and technocrats from the Urban Roads Department, to inspect work in Teshie in the La- Nkwantanan Municipality of the Greater Accra Region on Tuesday.

The Minister assured the contractor that regular payment would be made, in order to complete the work on schedule and charged the contractor to re-mobilise and resume work latest on Monday, June 18, 2018 to complete one carriage way of the road in the next couple of months.

He noted that the stretch was one of the strategic road networks the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government had set out to complete within the stipulated duration as part of efforts to enhance socio-economic activities of the people.

The Minister warned that any encroachment on the stretch would be demolished, saying;‘‘This is one of the important roads and it’s so strategic to the development of this country and to the people of Teshie’’.

‘’All strategic roads will be fixed by the government and my Ministry is under instruction to ensure that this road is fixed as soon as practicable,’’ he added.

Source: GNA

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