Government Signs Contracts for the Construction of 4 By-Passes on the Accra-Kumasi Highway

The Ministry of Roads and Highways has signed eight (8) separate road contracts, to the sum of GHc2billion, with some of Ghana’s leading construction firms for the construction of the 4 major by-passes on the Accra-Kumasi highway as part of the government’s dualization agenda to reduce vehicular traffic and enhance safety on the country trunk roads.

The four major by-passes namely the 11.6km Osino by-pass, the 6.1km Anyinam by-pass, the 10.6km Enyiresi by-pass and the 13.5km Konogo by-pass have been divided into 8 lots to ensure speedy delivery of the project.

Lot 1 is Osino South Bound Carriageway (11.55km) which will be undertaken by Justmoh Construction Ltd, Lot 2, the Osino North Bound Carriageway (11.55km) will be undertaken by First Sky Ltd, whiles Lot 3 and 4; the Anyinam South Bound Carriageway (6.10km) and the Anyinam North Bound Carriageway (6.10km) will be undertaken by Hardwick Ltd and Nag Fairmount Co. Ltd respectively.

The rest are Lot 5, the Enyeresi South Bound Carriageway (9.10Km) to be undertaken by Memphis Metropolitan LTD, Lot 6, Enyeresi North Bound Carriageway (9.10km) to be undertaken by Resources Access LTD, Lot 7, the Konongo South Bound South Carriageway (13.60Km) to be undertaken by Joshob Construction Co. Ltd and Lot 8, the Konongo North Bound Carriageway (13.60 Km) to be undertaken by Kofi Job Co.

Speaking at a short signing ceremony in Accra, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah reiterated the government’s commitment to ensure the development of the road infrastructure of the country.

He said, his Ministry will continue to support contractors to ensure that the roads are completed on schedule.

The Executive Chairman of First Sky Ltd, Mr. Seddy Kutortse, on behalf of the contractors, assured government that the projects will be executed in accordance with the required standards and specifications stated in the contracts adding that “we will deliver quality work and ensure value for money.”

Source: Public Affairs Unit, MRH

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