July 5, 2018

Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta had indicated that there is no broken down bridge on the Binjai-Kidenji road.

Section of the road is however located in low-lying areas, the most critical being the stretch between km 18.00 -18.50.

According to the Minister there are some culverts within the stretch, the hydraulic capacities are inadequate in dealing with the perennial challenges of flooding within the section.

He further added that severe wash-outs had occurred over the years during rainy seasons, recent rains washed a section of the embankment away thereby cutting one stretch of the road from the other, he said.

And added that, the road has become impassable as the Department of Feeder Roads is treating the issue as an emergency.

“Mr. Speaker, the technical team has visited the site to access the situation and proposed the construction of series of box culverts of bigger hydraulics capacity to accommodate huge volumes of water that crosses the section of the road during the raining season.

This came to light when the Salaga North legislator Mumuni Alhassan asked of immediate measures being put in place to fix the broken bridge in Binjai-Kidenji road.

The Minister told the House, the Department of Feeder Roads is preparing the Bill of Quantities to facilitate early procurement for the work to go under a certificate of urgency.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com