We’ll Fix Roads Affected by Floods – Roads Minister

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah has assured the citizenry of the Government’s resolve to repair roads damaged by the floods.

“This is the Government’s quick response to deal with all such emergency situations to reduce to the barest minimum the hardship and inconveniences that the public will face. Government is alert and all other agencies including NADMO and Fire Service are playing their parts,” he said.

Hon. Amoako-Attah gave the assurance during a tour of the Kaneshie-Prampram road near the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange which has been destroyed by the recent floods.

The road to the area had been blocked to vehicular movements due to the damage caused by the torrential rainfall. The contractor working on the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange, QG Construction Ltd was on site trying to reinstate the road.

The Minister appealed to the traders, motorists and pedestrians to cooperate with the contractors and particularly the Police in managing the traffic.

He said the Ministry had put in place contingency measures with contractors on hand to deal with situations since they had been following the forecasts and advice of the Meteorological Services Department on rainfall

“We don’t anticipate disasters, but we should be proactive and prepared, hence, we have some selected contractors with the required equipment and capacity that will be called on to work within a short notice,” he added.

Hon. Amoako-Attah appealed to the public to change their attitudes and be disciplined because we are endangering our lives

“Even if 99 per cent of the population are disciplined and the one per cent decides to be indiscipline, they can undo all the good things that the majority are doing,” he said.

The Minister commended the contractors for their prompt response to repair the affected road while appealing to them to intensify working at night in order to complete the construction on time.

Mr Owusu Sekyere-Antwi, the Resident Engineer, said the rains had washed away the asphalt and base materials of the road hence that part of the road needs to be reconstructed.

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