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GHC50 Million reconstruction of damaged roads in Upper West Region begins

The Ministry of Roads and Highways has selected four contractors to reconstruct the damage roads in the Upper West Region this week

The Ministry of Roads and Highways has selected four contractors to reconstruct the damaged roads in the Upper West Region this week.

The contractors are P&W Ghanem Ltd, Ashcal Investment Ltd, Maripoma Ltd and Mawums Ltd.

The Minister said the contractors were selected based on “proximity to the affected areas and their ability to mobilize quickly to site.”

He noted that the works which involve site clearing and demolition, earthworks, concrete works, road pavement works, and road surfacing work are estimated at GHc50million.

According to the Minister, excessive rainfall, with associated floods affected eight road networks in the region.

He said Yizi, which lies between Nadowi and Yagha on route R132, a location between Guoriyiri and Nadowi on route N12 and a location just before Daffiema on the Sambo-Daffiema Road were the worst affected with roads completely cut off, making it impossible for motorists to ply these sections.

“These are heavily trafficked routes, serving as the main routes of transit for heavy-goods vehicles travelling to the Ghana-Burkina-Faso Border,” he noted.

The Minister named the other five affected roads as the location between Fian and Bussie on route N18, the location between Serekpere and Guoriyiri on route N12, Dapuori, which lies between Nadowli and Jirapa on route N12, Duong on the Sambo-Daffiema road and 2 low-lying areas between Fian and Daffiema.

“Government will do whatever it takes to make funds available to undertake this national exercise,” the Minister assured.

He urged the contractors to “work together as a team and with speed.”

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