7 January 2013

Ghana: Second Phase of Asokwa Interchange to Begin

The second phase of expansion work on the Asokwa Interchange is expected to start soon, following the signing of an agreement by the government and Agence Franciase de Development (AFD) to finance expansion work.

The Director of the Waste Management Unit of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, Mr. Anthony Mensah, indicated that work on the second phase of the project would commence by the first quarter of the this year to ease traffic congestion from Coca Cola junction to Sawua junction.

The Asokwa Interchange, which was started by the erstwhile NPP administration and completed by the ruling NDC government, was expected to ease traffic congestion on that portion of the road, and give residents of Atonsu-Agogo and surrounding communities a sigh of relief.

The objective of reducing traffic was, however, defeated, as traffic forms up at the Coca-Cola plant area as the road narrows.

Following complaints by road users the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, identifying the shortfall in the traffic situation, appealed to the financiers of the project to release more funds to expand the road network to ease the traffic congestion, as addressed by the initial plan.

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