President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is expected to cut sod for the reconstruction of the Tarkwa-Agona-Nkwanta road as part of his tour of the Western Region.
The Tarkwa – Agona-Nkwanta 66-kilometer route is referred to as Inter-Regional Route 6 (IR6) under the Trunk Road System of the Ministry of Roads and Highways.
The Route connects the mineral and agricultural rich lands in the Western, Ashanti, Western North, and Central Regions to the Port of Takoradi.
According to the Ministry of Roads and Highways, many of the famous mining towns can be linked easily via this section of the IR6. Some of the towns are Bibiani, Sefwi Wiaoso, Obuasi, Dunkwa, Ayamfuri, and Tarkwa.
The Ministry added that the IR6 also intersects the National Route 1 (N1) at Apimanim. The N1 is the national route that links Ghana to La Cote D’Ivoire and Togo.
The completion of the section will remove the usual congestion along the road, especially, the drudgery at Tarkwa, the famous mining town.
Akufo-Addo 4-day Tour Of Western
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will from Friday 3rd September 2021 resume his regional tour starting with the Western region.
President Akufo-Addo will interact with traditional authorities, initiate new projects, and inspect ongoing ones, as well as commission completed ones. He will also hold radio interviews to discuss national and local issues related to the specific regions.
In Western Region, the President will visit Wassa Dompim in the Wassa East Constituency to commission the Narubizi Rubber Factory and to the Shama Constituency to commission Phase 3 of the Keda Ceramic Factory. This will be preceded by a call on the Chief of Shama. He will then depart to the Ahanta West Constituency to inspect the progress of work on the Landing Beach in Dixcove and meet with Nzema Chiefs in Esiama in the Ellembelle constituency to end the day’s schedule.
Day 2 of the Western regional tour will begin with a radio interaction on Skyy FM, a sod-cutting in the Tarkwa Nsuaem constituency for work to begin on the popular Agona Nkwanta-Tarkwa road, inspect work on the Bogoso Polyclinic in the Prestea Huni Valley constituency, followed by a courtesy call on the Chief of Wassa Akropong in the Amenfi East constituency. He will then inspect work on the TVET School project at Manso Amenfi in the Amenfi Central constituency before heading to Asankragua in Amenfi West to call on the Chief. The President wraps up his Western regional tour with the commissioning of the Municipal Education Office.