The 7.2km trunk road which connects the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) to Kpone has been reshaped to improve the riding surface and facilitate easy movement of vehicles, especially petroleum tankers who load fuel and gas from the many petroleum companies on the stretch.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwesi Amoako-Attah, yesterday, 10th June 2023, together with some executive members of the Ghana National Petroleum and Gas Tanker Drivers Unions and engineers from the Ministry inspected the progress of works on the road.
Briefing the Hon. Minister, the Resident Engineer, Ing. Edward Annang, stated that all of the depressed places with pools of water have been sorted out. We filled them with the appropriate filling material.”
“We have been able to remove all the bad areas from the shoulders of the road and replace them with good materials. The aim is to transfer the traffic onto the shoulders of the road so as to start the main works,” he indicated to the Minister.
Responding to the briefings, Hon. Amoako-Attah said “now that the surface of the road is smoothened with the tackling of the depressed areas and other sectional repairs, the tanker drivers are assured of a smooth driving experience to avert any danger.”
According to him, “the road will have a crash-based surface to make it strong because of the weight of the tankers,” adding that “this will give the contractor the needed time to do the real earthworks.”
Hon. Amoako-Attah expressed gratitude to the tanker drivers for their collaboration and support to the government and the contractor, Joshob Construction Lit, which he regarded as one of the best in the country.
“Within 10days, I am impressed with the work done. I am not surprised because this project is being undertaken by one of our competent contractors, Joshob Construction Limited.
The National Chairman of the Union, George Nyaunu, said the road was important to the nation as it serves eight terminal depots with over 3,500 tankers plying the route to supply the country’s petroleum and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG).
“We are ae delighted that our strike action has borne fruit, and we salute the Minister of Roads and Highways and the government in general for the swift response.”