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Akufo Addo commissions first phase of Obetsebi Lamptey interchange

As part of the Ministry of Roads and Highways plans to reduce Urban jam, the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange which was one of the Project by the Department of Urban Roads has been commissioned by His Excellence Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo on the 24th November 2020.

The phase 1 of the project involves the construction of a 550m viaduct and ramps between Graphic Road and Dr.Busia Highway (Kaneshie Mallam Road).

The construction was executed by Messer’s QGMI construcciones E Infraestructuras Globales S.L.U with Messer FAS Consult Ltd as Engineer’s Representative.

On 21st of October 2019, the President cut a sod for the construction of the Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange to facilitate the movement of vehicles and people and reduce the traffic and urban congestion at the Obetsebi Lamptey Circle.

In the speech delivered by the President of Ghana, His Excellence Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo, he congratulated the constructors for a good work done and added that the construction of phase two will begin soon.

He added that other interchanges like the Pokuase interchange is 85%, tamale interchange which is 54% complete as well as the PTC in Takoradi and the Tema motorway.

He made it known that Government through the Ministry of Road and Highways is undertaking credible road projects to improve urban movement and reduce the congestion.

The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Hon Ishmael Ashitey who was present at the occasion, on behalf of the chiefs and people thanked the President for the completion of the first phase of the interchange in five months ahead of scheduled date adding that it will go a long way to help reduce congestion as the interchange is strategically located at the intersection of the Ring Road and Dr. Busia Highway (Kaneshie Mallam Road).

Gracing the occasion was Miguel, a Spanish contractor who spoke on behalf of the Spanish Ambassador to Ghana, Alicia Rico Pérez del Pulgar who expressed her joy on the completion of Phase 1 of the project despite problems of the Covid-19.

The Member of Parliament for Atiwa West who doubles as Minister for Roads and Highways stated that as phase one has been completed, the phase two will see the construction of a 5.5 storm drainage system which will be constructed from kaneshie to the Prampram Road to help address the perennial flood challenges experienced annually at Obetsebi Lamptey Circle

By Naa Afarley Quarcoo & Gloria Sannie

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