The King of the Dagbon State, Ya Na Abukari II has showered praises on President Akufo-Addo and his government for the construction of the first ever interchange in Tamale.
According to him, he will make sure that the Tamale Interchange project is successful.
The Ya Na, in a statement delivered on his behalf by the Sagnari Na, Abdulai Yakubu Andani during the sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of the first-ever interchange in Tamale, said the project is a fruit of the existing peace in the kingdom. He stated that until four months ago, the age-long Abudu and Andani chieftaincy conflict affected development in the area.
He further thanked the President and his government for its unwavering support and commitment to uplifting the socio-economic development of the region. He said the celebration of the 62nd National Independence Day celebration in the region last month, undoubtedly reinvigorated the image of the area.
The Ya Na assured Nana Akufo-Addo of mobilising all the sons and daughters of the Dagbon state to consolidate the efforts of the government in realising sustainable peace and co-existence among the people.
About The Tamale Interchange Project
The interchange is the first to be constructed in the Northern part of the country.
The project, which is one of the promises of the Akufo-Addo led government is under the Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) between the Government of Ghana (GOG) and the Sinohydro Corporation Company of China.
The Construction of the Tamale Interchange would help address some strategic objectives of the Ministry of Roads and Highways.
The Tamale interchange is about one kilometre long and links the Kumasi road through the Point 7 road, the Central Taxi Rank, Central Market intersection with the Melcom Road and Bolgatanga Road.
It segregates through traffic from the local traffic thereby improving travel times and reducing conflicts among the various modes of transport on the road and other vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
This shall significantly enhance trade and economic growth and development of the area.
The construction of the interchange will contribute to municipal, regional and international trade and development hence improved standards of living and poverty reduction.
The project also includes the construction of 10km of ancillary roads around the interchange to improve traffic management.