By Eugene Davis
The Member of Parliament for Okaikoi Central, Patrick Yaw Boamah, has inspected some ongoing road projects estimated at Ghc10m in his constituency, meant to reduce traffic congestion and create more bypasses for drivers and other road users in and around New Fadama in the Greater Accra region.
Some roads in the vicinity are also being given a face-lift, and this would be over 50 years now since roads within the New Fadama enclave saw any construction and rehabilitation works.
The specific roads under rehabilitation are the Abete street, Boiman street, Twum Abeka Street, Kanza and Abeashie street.
The 7.40km road when completed is also expected to facilitate business activities in the community since it would make access to businesses easier.
Inhabitants are also assured of protection from dust and its related health problems upon the completion of the road.
Property owners are also expected to benefit from the road construction by way of increase in property rates as a result of improved road networks.
According to Mr Patrick Yaw Boamah, whose constituency the aforementioned roads are being constructed made affirmed the benefit inhabitants, stands to gain on the road during an inspection of some of the roads yesterday.
To ensure the passage of waste water in order to prevent floods, the roads in New Fadama came along with drains. According to the MP, a total 3.02km of drains are also being constructed in addition to the roads.
Expressing his delight at the project, the Okaikoi Central legislator said the project is a big deal for the inhabitants of New Fadama because they have endured using poor roads for the past 50 years.
He, therefore, extended his appreciation to the government for seeing to the construction of the roads.
The Assemblyman of Olengele Pona Electoral Area, Mr Ibrahim Seidu Nkrumah, whose electoral area most of the roads are located thanked the MP for ensuring that roads
“We thank the MP for facilitating this project for the people of New Fadama. We are very grateful.”
Some traders including Mr Bright Ntiamoah who also spoke to this paper expressed their excitement at the development of the roads.
Mr Ntiamoah, who has been selling furniture in the vicinity for the past six years was grateful to the MP for ensuring that the roads are being constructed because people have refused to buy his goods and that of his colleagues as a result of the due to the dust that usually dirties the furniture.
“Since the construction of the road, things are improving. People come and buy because they don’t get dirty. Before, even though the things were new, they usually looked old because of the dust and people were reluctant to buy.”