The Minister for Roads and Highways Kwesi Amoako Atta says the new Tema Motorway Interchange will give a boost to Ghana’s Economy.
Speaking at the commissioning of the road on June 5, 2020 he said this will help facilitate trade from the industrial city to various parts of the country.
He said the project which begun in 2015 is only the first phase of two-part projects and indicated the second phase will soon commence.
“There are upcoming projects to be done on the Motorway which will commence before the end of the year. All other road projects will also commence before the end of the year to fully compliment the beautiful edifce we are currently witnessing on the Tema Motorway”.
The (NDC) had cautioned the government against commissioning the Tema Motorway flyover without involving former President John Mahama.
The party alleges that the government plans on taking the credit for the project which was initiated by the erstwhile administration.
The NDC argues that consistently, the NPP administration has consistently taken credit for strategic projects initiated by his predecessors especially, Mr Mahama.
The NDC at a press conference chronicled the events leading to the completion of the Tema Motorway Interchange, is a Japanese sponsored project, as the basis for which President Akufo-Addo must not take credit for the project.
“We are reliably informed that President Akufo-Addo will commission the Tema Motorway Expansion Project tomorrow, June 5. This event counts in the series of projects among many other projects initiated by President John Mahama before the December 7, 2016 Elections. The project is thus one of President John Mahama’s popular legacies before leaving office in January 2017. To be exact, this project is amongst the four major Interchanges constructed by H.E. John Dramani Mahama before exiting power in January 2017,” a statement released by the party’s Greater Accra Regional Secretariat read.
The Motorway Grade Separated Interchange has a 2.1 km three-lane dual carriageway with 730 m underpass on the National route N1; improvement of approximately 1.9 km two-lane dual carriageway on the National Route N2 from the Ashiaman Roundabout onto the Harbour Road; Service Road Ramps, retaining wall and box culvert, road base and pavement; Pedestrian Bridges and adequate Road Safety furniture to safeguard lives and property.