NORTHERN REGIONAL MINISTER EXPRESSED GRATITUDE TO THE PRESIDENT FOR THE NAA GBEWAA INTERCHANGE

The President of the Republic, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Commissioned Naa Gbewaa Interchange in Tamale on Tuesday, 29 March, 2022.
The President cut the sod for the commencement of the Interchange on 10th April, 2019. The Project was the first ten lots to commence under the Master Project Support Agreement between the Government of Ghana and the People’s Republic of China through the Sino Hydro Corporation Limited.
The Interchange aims at enhancing inter-urban and national traffic flow and reducing the huge burden and cost of doing business, and strengthening trade within the Sub-Saharan regions.
The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Shani Alhassan Shaibu on behalf of the the chiefs and people of the region, expressed gratitude to the President for the Naa Gbewaa Interchange.
He stated that, the Chiefs and People of the Northern Region will forever remain grateful to Your Excellency and the Government of the NPP for this great initiative and delivery of a wonderful promise.
โ€œWe will cherish this ediface as a lasting gift of the Nana Akufo-Addo Government and generations to come will remember and appreciate Your Excellency, forever,โ€ he added.
He assured the President that he will work closely with the Mayor of Tamale and the Road Agencies to ensure that the region maximize the benefits of the interchange.
โ€œWe would monitor the use of the facility and carry out the required de-congestion in terms of unauthorized buying and selling and unauthorized parking stations along this edifice,โ€ he assured.
He called for the cooperation and support of the Northern Chiefs and the People of Tamale to help handle the facility well for the benefit of all.
๐—”๐˜†๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—น๐—ผ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€
He revealed that, Ayalolo buses has been introduced in the Tamale metropolis which will start operation from the Tamale City Centre to the UDS Dungu Campus.
โ€œThe services will hopefully be extended to other places such as the Tamale Airport, Tamale Technical University, UDS Nyankpala campus and other places, to improve intra-city transportation. This interchange edifice will certainly boost the transportation in that direction,โ€ he said.
๐™‹๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™ž๐™™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ ๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™๐™ค๐™–๐™™๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ƒ๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, commended the Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwesi Amoako Atta(MP for Ties West) and his team from the ministry, and the Ghana Highway Authority for making delivery of the infrastructure.
He revealed that, the Naa Gbewaa Interchange is the fourth interchange constructed since he came into office, following the completion of the Tema Motorway Phase 1 Interchange, Obetsebi Lamptey Phase1 Interchange and the 4-tier Pokuase Interchange.
He added that, The Naa Gbewaa Interchange is a pre-stressed concrete continuous bridge, with very few joints to enhance driving comfort, and has involved the construction of some 1.1 kilometres of roads on the Interchange, the provision of good drainage systems, the erection of streetlights, and ten (10) kilometres of asphaltic overlay around the Interchange.
The President has also revealed that seven interchanges, namely; Obetsebi Lamptey Interchange Phase2; PTC Roundabout Interchange; Nungua Interchange- Part of the La Beach Road widening Project-Lot 2; Adjiriganor Overpass; Flower Pot Interchange; Tema Motorway Interchange Phase 2; and Suame Interchange in Kumasi are either ongoing or planned to start this year.
He said that, the remaining projects are; the reconstruction of the Tamale to Walewale Road Phase 1, which will improve the section between Savelugu and Walewale, thus that work will commence in the second quarter of this year.
โ€œThe section between Tamale and Savelugu shall be widened into a dual carriageway; commencement of the dualisation of the Sekondi/Adiembra Roads in Sekondi-Takoradi in the second quarter of 2022; rehabilitation of Agona Junction-Tarkwa Highway; and rehabilitation of Assin Foso-Assin Praso Highway,โ€ He revealed.
๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ท๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ (๐— ๐—ฃ๐—ฆ๐—”)
Under the Sinohydro project, Government signed a Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) with Sinohydro for the delivery of US$2 billion worth of priority infrastructure projects across the country, in exchange for the delivery of Ghanaian manufactured aluminium products to Sinohydro, this has led, inter alia, to the establishment of the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC), a statutory public corporation, to oversee the development of the exploitation of the full value chain of our bauxite resources, so we can have a vibrant aluminium industry in Ghana, and ensure that we live up to our end of the barter transaction.
โ€œThe innovative arrangement, the first of its kind on the continent, is not going to add to our countryโ€™s debt stock,โ€ he revealed.

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