June 13, 2012

An engineering study is to be carried fully on the Koforidua- Obotabiri- Ntronan roads linking the New Juaben Municipality and Akuapim North District on effort to upgrade the roads.

According to the Roads and Highways Department depending on the outcome of the studies, the road shall be considered for rehabilitation in the Ministry’s programme for the year.

Meanwhile routine maintenance will be carried on the road before the year ends.

The sector Minister Joe Gidisu made this known on the floor of Parliament on Friday when answering a question posed by the Member of Parliament for Okere Dan Botwe as to when the above road in the Okere Constituency will be worked on.

He noted that the major constraint in the sector is the absence of adequate resources to upgrade these roads to the desired standard.

Hon. Joe Gidisu added that routine works will also be executed on the Sikoko- Afiasi-Koforidua as part of the 2012 maintenance programme.

This he said will be repeated annually until funds are available to give it bituminous surfacing.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanamps.gov.gh