Work to rehabilitate the widely and severely damaged 90-kilometre Ho-Aflao road will commence before the end of the year, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Attah, Minister of Roads and Highways has assured.
"The road is critical for commercial activities and so we attach a lot of importance to it," he said at a durbar held at Viepe-Torkor, near Aflao on Monday, in honour of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on the first day of his two-day duty tour of the Volta Region.
According to Mr Amoako-Attah, the road rehabilitation work would commence with the patching of the plenty potholes on various portions of the stretch, after which a double-sealing exercise would be carried out on the entire road.
He said that it was necessary to fix that road and others in the area to promote the various flagship policies of the government.
Pursuant to that, Mr Amoako-Attah announced a total of 12-kilometres in Denu and a total of six kilometres in Dzodze were undergoing the procurement procedures, and work to fix them would take off this year.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Roads and Highways said that the Diamond Cement Road in Aflao which was in a very bad shape, preventing the Circuit Court to sit would be given priority attention, likewise the Komla Dumor road and the Klikor road.
"We have gone very far in the procurement process," he added.
Mr Amoako-Attah's words on the road works were corroborated by President Akufo Addo who said that, "the Minister of Roads and Highways has said it all."
Earlier, President Akufo-Addo officially opened the new Ketu South Municipal Ghana National Fire Service Headquarters and the Divisional Police Headquarters at Viepe-Tokor.
Later at the durbar, President Akufo-Addo touched on the pending issue of a traditional council for Klikor and gave the assurance that the matter would be given the necessary attention and discussed thoroughly.
With regards to a request by Togbe Fiti Amenya Adzongaga V, Paramount Chief of Aflao, for a municipal status for the border town, Nana Akufo-Addo explained that, it was not immediately possible to have two municipalities in one constituency.
The president gave the assurance that vital development projects started by the previous government would not be abandoned.