Constriction has begun on the 88-kilometre Hohoe-Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu stretch of the Eastern Corridor road.
This was after the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia cut the sod for the construction for the Phase One of the $2-billion Government of Ghana/Sinohydro Master Project Agreement.
In connection to his statement, he indicated that “of all the critical roads listed in the 2020 Budget, the Hohoe-Jasikan and the Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu roads were the only ones to have commenced”.
“He said contractors on those projects mobilised to site two weeks before the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, presented the 2020 Budget Statement to Parliament”.
The road has since been singled out despite all campaign promises and budgets written by political parties and Governments.
Ghana – Eastern corridor road development programme – phase 1
The Eastern Corridor road project is approximately 695km and one of three north-south corridors (Eastern, Central and Western corridors) in the country.
Under the Ghana – China Sinohydro arrangement
Sinohydro Group Limited of China will provide an infrastructure of government’s choice in exchange for Ghana’s refined bauxite.
The projects are under two phases with the Eastern Corridor Eastern road project under Phase 1.
It costs $646.6 million.