Massive works are taking place in earnest on the Madina-Melcom road in the La-Nkwatanang Municipal Assembly (LNMA) of the Greater Accra Region as part of promises the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) made to the electorate in the last election.
The works under the leadership of the NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for the Madina Constituency, Abubakar Saddique Boniface, and Minister of State at the Vice President’s Office, broke ground for the construction works to start on the road from PRESEC Staff School to Madina-Melcom shopping mall area on September 10, 2018.
The roads have over the years been a bane of worries for the residents and commercial drivers in the area.
A contractor by name Useer Construction Company Limited has moved some earth moving equipment to the municipality for the reshaping of the bad roads in the area.
The start of work on the said roads fall in line with the promise by the Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako-Atta, made to the chiefs and people of the area at a durbar organised by the assembly and in attendance was the sitting Member of Parliament (MP) for Madina and former Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development.
According to the MP, works on the bad roads also formed part of the government’s decision to validate contracts signed by the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration for the smooth take off of developments in the area.
He said areas like University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) all the way to the American House roundabout have been upgraded and asphalted.
Others include the Rawlings roundabout road to the Old Asanka Locals.
According to Saddique Boniface, six new storm drains will be constructed in the area to save lives and properties in the municipality.
Earlier, Mr Amoako-Atta said the country needed this quality of roads to enhance goods and services.
“When the roads are good people turn to over speed on them thereby creating additional problems for the country but when the roads are bad they turn to be a little cautious when driving on it’’ he said.
The minister made the comment after assessing some bad roads in the La-Nkwantang Municipal Assembly.
The roads minister moved his team of directors led by the Director of Urban Roads, Dr Abass Awal, to tour the area to assess the levels of bad roads in the area.
The tour took the two ministers to areas including UN, Washington-SDA, Odo road Grace, Victory Academy road as well as the road in front of the NPPP Member of Parliament for Suhum in the Eastern Region Opare Ansah’s residence in Accra; Redco flats roads, Madina Zongo roads among others.
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