Gov’t to construct Obuasi-Kojo Nkwanta Highway

November 23, 2021 By 0 Comments

The Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), through Nathawo Properties and Investment, is set to construct the Obuasi-Kojo Nkwanta Highway to join the Kumasi-Yamoransa Nkwanta road.

Mr. Maurice Jonas Woode, Akrofuom District Chief Executive (DCE), who disclosed this at the Assembly meeting at Akrofuom in the Ashanti Region, said the first phase of the project would begin from Tutuka in Obuasi to Dampayaw in Akrofuom, while the second phase continues from Dampayaw to Kojo Nkwanta.

Mr. Woode noted that when completed, people from Akrofuom who wished to travel to Accra would no longer go to Adansi Asokwa for a vehicle, but go through Kojo Nkwanta.

The DCE further said that since the construction of the road would necessitate the demolition of some buildings and structures within the road corridor, there was the need for residents of the area whose structures were close to the road to relocate.

On electricity, Mr. Woode said two contractors were currently in the district to connect various communities to the national grid.

He said while one of them was working on communities along the Sikaman-Mpirekyire stretch, the other was working on the Ankaasu, Adubensaso, Betenase and Yaadome areas.

On health, he said the Assembly had been able to complete three Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds, while the fourth one was in the process of being completed.

The District Director of Education, Mr. George Sarfo Kantanka, expressed worry over teachers’ non-acceptance of postings to the district.

The District Director of Health, Mr. John Baffoe-Yeboah, encouraged the Assembly members to get vaccinated against COVID-19. He explained that the members would succeed in convincing the community members to go for Covid-19 vaccination only when they themselves had been vaccinated.

The Director used the platform to refute the allegation that COVID-19 vaccinations cause impotency in men. “These are wild and false information being churned out by unscrupulous individuals to cause panic and confusion,” Mr. Baffoe-Yeboah added.

From Frederick Danso Abeam, Adansi Akrofuom