Road networks within three towns in the Volta region are to be given an asphaltic facelift, President Mahama has revealed.
The re-surfacing which will take place before the end of 2016 forms part of an urban roads improvement project being undertaken by government to improve the standard of roads in Ho, Hohoe and Keta.
President Mahama who disclosed this, during a courtesy called on the paramount chief of Asogli traditional area, Togbe Afede XIV, in Ho over the weekend, said 25 kilometers of roads have been earmarked for the asphaltic surfacing in Ho as part of the phase of the project.
“The project is being awarded and very soon the contract will be on site to raise the standards of the roads with asphalt and this will also be done in Keta and Hohoe,” he stated.
The president’s assurance comes on the back sentiments expressed by residents, which Togbe Afede re-echoed at the meeting, about the quality of some roads which were recently resurfaced with bituminous chipping within the Volta regional capital.
“One project that is very dear to the heart of our people and over which we the Chiefs have suffers insults are the Ho roads. The concern of our people is the quality of work that is being than as compared to what they see elsewhere. Elsewhere we see roads that are in asphalt, but here what we’re seeing is different,” Togbe Afede told the president and his entourage, which include Vice President Amissah Arthur, Chief of staff Julius Debrah, National Democratic Congress General Secretary, Mr Asiedu Nketia and other government ministers.
The president and his appointees were at the Volta Serene Hotel in Ho for a two day retreat to review the government’s performance in the last three years and also strategize for the final year of their 4years mandate.