The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Ashitey has cut the sod for the construction of three by four double cell box culvert at Korpevi in Achimota, both suburbs in the Okaikwei North Municipality in Accra.
The project with funding from the District Assemblies Common Fund valued at GH¢495,747.83 when completed is expected to ease traffic on the main Achimota road and the Korpevi township.
The contract awarded to Globedam Limited when completed in six months’ time would also among provide easy access for the residents of Korpevi community and Achimota in general while solving the perennial flooding of the community and its attendant loss of lives.
Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony in Accra, Mr. Ashitey said he is delighted about the project taking place in the new municipality.
This he said gives him the impression that the Municipality notwithstanding its status as a young Assembly is ambitious and want to hit the road running.
He stated that the project is an indication of the government’s commitment to deliver on its promise.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister said his doors are opened for any assistance urging that the work would be completed on schedule.
Fuseni Issah the Member of Parliament for the Constituency underscored the need for the people to be united and rally around the success of the project.
He said some people whose properties have been affected by the project are angry.
The MP called for calm as work on the project progresses.
Nii Boye Laryea, the Municipal Chief Executive of Okaikwei North Municipal Assembly (ONMA) stated among others things that the project would open up the place for commercial activities.
Tracing the history of Achimota, he said the place as it is now is a pale shadow of what it used to be in the 1960’s.
He was sure the project has good socio-economic prospects for the community.
Nii Adams Ayibontey and Nii Akwetey Blenya III, Chiefs of Achimota and Akwteyman respectively pledged their unflinching support to the project all those affected by the project to consider the larger interest of the community.
By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson