From Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi .
The French Government has provided a credit facility of 36.5 million Euros through the French Development Agency (Agence Francaise Developpment; AfD) for the Lake Road project.
The components of the project include; a 2-kilometre Road extension of the Lake Road from Coca Cola-to Chirapatre, 2-kilometre lining of the Aboabo Drain, construction of a Terminal at Chirapatre and Consultancy fees.
The French Government had previously facilitated the construction of the Atonsu-Agogo, Asawase and Tafo markets.
The GHc8.5 million projects, coming under the Ghana Urban Management Pilot programme was facilitated by a 40 million Euros AfD grant by the French Government.
The Atonsu-Agogo and Asawase markets were constructed by Messrs De-Geons Construction Limited and Messrs Jacob Aborah Construction Limited respectively, while the Tafo market was executed by Achamfuor Constructions Limited.
The French Ambassador to Ghana, Madam Anne Sophie Ave recently visited Kumasi and inspected projects being funded by the French Government, in conjunction with French Development Agency in the Kumasi metropolis.
Ambassador Sophie Ave had earlier paid courtesy calls on the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Manhyia Palace and the Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Simon Osei Mensah.
The French Ambassador also interacted with the Market Steering Committee of the Atonsu Agogo Market and thanked them and the mayor of Kumasi for the beautiful project.
The mayor of Kumasi, Osei Assibey Antwi, who accompanied the French Ambassador on her inspection tour, appealed to the Ambassador and AfD to help develop a modern car park at Adum.
The KMA boss disclosed that an expression of interest has also been signed between Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) and AfD for a Smart City Project.