THE Chinese contractors working on the Sunyani road project in Kumasi, which includes the Sofoline Flyover, China Gio Limited, have appealed to residents of the city to exercise patience as it awaits funds from the Government of Ghana to enable it continue work on the project.
The government’s delay in releasing funds for the project had led to the suspension of the work, seen as one of the biggest development projects in the Garden City in recent times.
Breaking their silence on the suspension of the project, a statement by the company said it was not it’s intention to delay the project so work would resume anytime funds were released by the government.
In recent times, there has been public outcry in the metropolis over the suspension of the project. Many people have lost hope in the completion of the project, while others have called on the government to save the situation without any further delay.
The delay is seriously affecting the smooth movement of people and traffic and creating a lot of inconvenience.
According to the consultants to the project, ABP Consult Limited, between 2009 and March 2010, work on the Sofoline Flyover was ongoing.
A number of public and high-ranking people, including the former regional minister and the Transportation Minister, as well as the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, have visited the site.
However, since July last year, work on the flyover has slackened and been suspended now, due to lack of funds from the Government of Ghana.