President Akufo-Addo has stated that, Ghanaians users who use the newly constructed Tema Motorway Interchange should use it responsibly.
According to him, that is the only way to ensure the maintenance of the facility.
He disclosed this when he was commissioning the phase one of the grade separation of the Tema Intersection in Tema today, Friday, June 5, 2020.
“The economic benefits of this and other trunk roads being undertaken by the Ghana Highways Authority, the department of urban roads and the department of feeder roads will be immersed. Government is committed to the successful completion of all projects and I urge the Ministry of Roads and Highways to see to their expeditious completion. As we talk about the upgraded conditions of our highways, we as Ghanaians need to be mindful of our responsibilities in the use of our roads” President Akufo-Addo said.
“Although the necessary safeguards have been put in place, the severity and frequency of accidents on our highways due to overspeeding and indiscipline are a great reproach to all of us. Motorists must be extra careful and disciplined on the highways and resist the temptation of over speeding. Better roads should be a catalyst for national development and not instruments of death and pain”. “Let us use this superior road network responsibly and productively” President Akufo-Addo added.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, in his statement, charged the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA) to ensure the second phase is finalized when the shortest possible time.
“I urge Heads of MMDA’S within the project catchment area to ensure that indiscriminate erection of bill boards, pasting of posters on footbridges, kerbs etc. are avoided. Planting of trees should be embarked upon to protect the environment from exhaust pollution” the Minister for roads said.
By: Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdom TV/ Kingdomfmonline.com / Richardobengbediako@gmail.com / Ghana / 2020