The Vice-President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, officially inaugurated the 31.2km Assin Praso-Assin Fosu road project, emphasizing the government’s commitment to improving the country’s road network.
He assured that efforts would be made to secure additional funding for the 67km Assin Fosu-Yamonransa road.
The project, part of the national trunk road (N8), will greatly contribute to the transportation of goods and people, benefiting several regions within Ghana and neighboring countries.
The Vice-President commended the contractors, Shimizu Dai Nippon Construction, for their commendable work on the project.
During the ceremony, Vice-President Bawumia highlighted the progress of other ongoing road projects.
He mentioned the completion of a 70-meter steel bridge at Kushea and the substantial completion of the Twifo Praso bridge over the Pra River, with work still underway on the approach roads.
Furthermore, he informed the audience that the rehabilitation of the 32km Mankessim-Abura Dunkwa road was nearly 80% complete, and the upgrading of the 15km Assin Asempaneye-Assin Kushea road was 70% complete.
The Vice-President expressed the government’s commitment to development and stated that the Assin enclave had received more road projects than under any previous government.
In his address, Vice-President Bawumia commended the Japanese government for their support and urged the highway authority to prioritize regular maintenance and control speeding on the roads to reduce accidents.
The completion of the Assin Praso-Assin Fosu road is expected to improve transportation, reduce traffic congestion, and create commercial opportunities in the surrounding communities.
The project received appreciation from the Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, and the Central Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan.
The Chief of Assin Bereku, Nana Oduro Basayiadom, also expressed gratitude for the road works and called for the timely completion of all ongoing road projects in the area.