New Fadama roads to get facelift

In order to reduce traffic congestion and create more bypasses for drivers and other road users in and around New Fadama in the Greater Accra Region, some roads in the vicinity are being given a face-lift.

It has been over 50 years since roads within the New Fadama enclave saw any construction and rehabilitation works. The specific roads under rehabilitation are Abete Street, Boiman Street, Twum Abeka Street, Kanza and Abeashie streets. The 7.40 kilometres road, when completed, is also expected to facilitate commercial activities in the community, since it would make access to businesses easier.

The inhabitants are also assured of protection from dust and its related health problems upon completion of the road. Property owners are also expected to benefit from the road construction by way of increases in property rates as a result of improved road networks.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Okaikoi Central, Mr. Patrick Yaw Boamah, in whose constituency the aforementioned roads were being constructed, affirmed the benefits the inhabitants stood to gain during an inspection of some of the roads yesterday.

To ensure the smooth passage of waste water in order to prevent floods, the roads in New Fadama come along with drains. According to the MP, a total 3.02km of drains were also being constructed in addition to the roads.

Expressing his delight with the project, the Okaikoi Central legislator said it was a big deal for the inhabitants of New Fadama, because they had endured using poor roads for the past 50 years. He, therefore, extended his appreciation to the government for seeing to the construction of the roads.

The Assembly Member of Olengele Pona Electoral Area, Mr. Ibrahim Seidu Nkrumah, in whose area most of the roads were located, thanked the MP for lobbying for the project.

“We thank the MP for facilitating this project for the people of New Fadama. We are very grateful.”

Some traders, including Mr. Bright Ntiamoah, who also spoke to this paper, expressed their excitement at the development.

Mr. Ntiamoah, who has been selling furniture in the vicinity for the past six years, was grateful to the MP for ensuring that the roads were being constructed, because people had refused to buy his goods, and that of his colleagues, as a result of the dust that usually dirtied the furniture.

“Since the construction of the road, things are improving. People come and buy because they don’t get dirty. Before, even though the things were new, they usually looked old because of the dust and people were reluctant to buy.”


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