AT long last the government has awarded the Tepa Junction–Goaso road on contract for asphalting.
The about 80km road has been in a poor state since the period of the NDC government.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo North, Mr Robert Sarfo-Mensah, said in an interview with the Daily Graphic at Goaso that the project was very dear to the government and it would, therefore see to its execution.
The MP said the contract for the project fell under the government’s priority roads improvement programme.
He indicated that by the award of the contract, the NPP government had once again demonstrated that it had the development of the Ahafo area at heart.
Ahafo produces a sizeable quantity of Ghana’s cocoa and timber, as well as staples such as plantain, cassava and cocoyam.
Besides, the discovery of gold at Kenyasi and other adjoining areas, which has led to the establishment of the Newmont Gold Mining Company, is gradually opening up the area for development
The deplorable state of the Tepa Junction–Goaso road, which links up with the main Sunyani-Kumasi road, has, however, been a major headache for the people.
Mr Sarfo-Mensah urged the people to rally behind the government as it moved to initiate more development projects in the area.
Meanwhile, the Municipal Chief Executive for Asunafo North, Alhaji Abubakar Bonsu, has stated that a number of feeder roads in the area were undergoing reconstruction and rehabilitation under various government programmes.
He mentioned the Akrodie Junction–Goaso, Akrodie-Asumura, Gambia No 2–Kyeremasu, Goaso-Ayomso and Mim-Kasapin roads as some of the projects being executed to make life a bit comfortable for the people.
Alhaji Bonsu told the Daily Graphic that never in the history of the municipality had so many projects sprang up as was being witnessed under the NPP administration.
He also disclosed that plans were far advanced to award roads in Goaso on contract.