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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday cut the sod for the construction of town roads in Sefwi-Wiawso and Juaboso in the newly created Western North Region.

The President, who is on the second day of his tour of the Region, also broke the ground for the construction of a 1,000 metric tonne pre-fabricated warehouse, under the Government’s One-District-One-Warehouse initiative.

A total of 5.04 kilometres of new town roads are to be constructed in Sefwi Wiawso, with an additional 8.10 kilometres of existing road set to be upgraded, whilst 14.43 kilometres of town roads are also to be constructed in Juaboso.

The 5.04-kilometre contract for the construction of town roads in Sefwi Wiawso, which is expected to be completed in 24 months, has been awarded to Messrs Hardwick Limited, at a cost of GH¢13.6 million.

The new roads to be constructed are the 0.33km Asonson Street (Electricity Road); 0.50km Bungalow Road; 0.30km Nana Kofi Nyame Street; 0.30km Nana Kojo Avenue; 0.51km New Adiembra Avenue; 0.40km Almighty Road; 0.50km J. B. Arthur Road; 0.50km Owuahene Road; 0.20km Okudom Street; 0.50km Asokro Street; 0.50 Afum Kroko Street; 0.30km Wiase School Road; and 0.20km Library Road.

Messrs Volta Impex Limited would execute the contract for the rehabilitation of the 8.10 kilometres of road in Sefwi Wiawso.

The contract, scheduled for completion in 24 months, would cost the state some GH¢14.7 million.

The affected roads include the 0.41km South Africa Road; the 0.42km Amanfie 1st Link Road; the 0.42km Amanfie 2nd Link Road; the 1.35km Bosomoiso Road; the 3km Amanfie Main Road; and the 2.50km Adiemra Avenue Road.

In Juaboso, Messrs Rajar Engineering Works has been awarded the GH¢26 million contract for the construction of 14.43 kilometres of town roads.

The contract is expected to be completed in 18 months, after having been awarded on 23rd January, 2019.

The project scope involves the construction of 0.75km CAC/Nana Kwesi Mensah Road, the 1.60km Nana Yaa Menka Road; the 0.58km Old Police Station Road; the 1km Juasec Road; the 1km Kena Road; the 0.25km Hospital Road; the 0.35km Hospital Road-2 & Mortuary Road; and the 0.36km Hospital Road.

The rest are the 0.20km Ayiwa Road; the 0.35km Bedibu Assaw Link; the 0.35km Amandu Wangara Lane; the 0.25km Coca Cola Road; the 0.14km Juaboso Lorry Park; the 0.75km Codapec Road; the 3.30km Boizan Main Road; and the 3.20km Boizan Road-2.

The construction of these roads began under the era of President John Agyekum Kufuor, but stalled in the aftermath of the exit of the New Patriotic Party Government in 2008, with the successive President Mills/Mahama governments abandoning the project.

The warehouse at Bia, when completed, is expected not only to reduce post-harvest losses but will also motivate farmers to increase production, create market linkages, stabilize prices for farmers and increase their incomes.

The intervention is expected also to create employment and ensure a continuous flow of agriculture produce in the market within the locality and across the country.

The warehouse has ancillary facilities such as an office and laboratory, chain-link fencing with gatehouse, a water system, and a solar powered grain dryer.

In the Western North Region, a total of five warehouses are to be constructed in Bekwai in the Bibiani-Awhiaso-Bekwai District; Abonedua in Sefwi Wiawso; Juaboso in the Juaboso District; Essam in Bia West District; and Dadieso in Suaman.

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