The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa has on Friday taken a tour on some parts of the Easten Corridor with the aim of accessing the progress of work on the roads.
Briefing the Minister on his arrival at Asikuma Junction, the resident Engineer in charge of the project, Mr. Mohammed Abu told the minister that, LOT 1 of the project which is being funded by Government of Ghana, stretches from Asikima Junction to Agate, and was supposed to be completed and handed over by December 2013.
However due to the unavailability of funds, the target was not met.
He noted that, work is steadily progressing on LOTS 2 and 3 which stretches from Agate to Logba Alakpeti and Logba Alakpeti to Hohoe which is being funded by the Ghana COCOBOD and hopes that, all things being equal, they would be completed and handed over in the year 2019 as planned.
In his remarks, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa, the Regional Minister commended the Regional Director of Highways as well as the resident engineer for a good job done by protecting the interest of the Nation.
He promised to engage the Ministry of Roads and Highways as well as the Ministry of Finance so that, funds can be released for the completion of the projects since it is long overdue.
The projects are being executed by a Construction firm known as G.S International.
By: Theophilus Zottorgloh