Some drivers have registered their displeasure about the seeming delay of the commencement of construction works on the Kasoa-Winneba Highway.
This is as a result of the evacuation of the construction equipment that were displayed during a sod-cutting ceremony by Roads and Highways Minister causing drivers to doubt whether the project will actually come to fruition.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta, on the 13th of December, 2023 cut sod for the redevelopment of the Kasoa-Winneba Highway into a dual carriage.
During his speech at the short ceremony, Mr Amoako Atta mentioned that preparation works had began from that moment and will move into full gear on January 1, 2024.
But a day after the sod cutting ceremony, the construction equipment that were displayed on site were evacuated and have since not been seen anywhere on the stretch.
The development is raising doubt among drivers who had earlier on expressed joy over the project as they describe the evacuation as a sign of unreadiness on the part of government to begin the construction work anytime soon as they anticipated.
The road expansion works when commenced will affect an area considered as the Gomoa Buduburam market which can be regarded as the most patronized in the entire Gomoa East District.
As at now, some structures have been marked for demolition throwing traders into a state of despair as a new location is yet to be designated for them.
Some traders who spoke to Metro News are anxious about the possible loss of their businesses and calling on the Gomoa East District Assembly to urgently relocate the market.
During an engagement with the traders, Gomoa East MP Desmond De-Graft Paitoo described the Buduburam Market as a major contributor to the revenue of the Gomoa East Assembly and therefore called on the government to have the market redeveloped.
He says he’ll raise the issue on the floor of parliament to inquire government’s plan concerning the market and the redevelopment of the highway.
By: Akwasi Addo | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana