WORK has started on the reconstruction of the bridge spanning River Asuoyeboa on the Tanoso-Techiman road in Kumasi.
The road, which is the shortest distance between the two suburbs of Kumasi, has become unusable for motorists for a considerable period of time because of the terrible nature of the bridge.
It even became worse when it rained, as the river overflowed the entire area, threatening lives and property.
It was against this backdrop that the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, initiated action to get the government to release funds for the reconstruction of the bridge.
Both Tanoso and Techiman fall within the Kwadaso Constituency.
Dr Akoto, who inspected work on the project at the weekend, said he facilitated the reconstruction of the bridge to help relieve the people of the area of the problems they went through.
He said the area was very strategic in the development of Kumasi, and gave the assurance that every effort would be made to support them in addressing their problems.
The MP commended the Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, for his quick response to the appeal he made to him for his ministry on the reconstruction of the bridge.