Akufo-Addo Commissions Newly Constructed Tamale Interchange
President Akufo Addo has commissioned the Newly constructed Tamale Interchange. Delivering an address during the commissioning on Tuesday, the President said several road projects across the country will begin in the second quarter of the year and under the second phase of the Sinohydro agreement too. Apart from the
construction of the interchange, the government has undertaken critical road projects to also improve urban mobility across the country which will reduce travel time on our highways. The Tamale Interchange is an integral part of comprehensive measures by the Akufo-Addo government to address the issues of congestion in the
urban centers and to help improve travel times on major arterial roads. Sod was cut for the project on April 10 as part of the $2 billion SinoHydro Master Project Support Agreement. The Master Project Support was agreed upon between Ghana and the Sinohydro Corporation Limited in the 2018 to address major infrastructure
challenges in the country. Under the overall $2 billion deal, the Sinohydro Group Limited of China will provide the infrastructure of government’s choice in exchange for Ghana’s refined bauxite. Ghana will also establish a refinery and select a partner to undertake the refining of the bauxite in line with the deal. The President also
expressed satisfaction with the work done so far and charged urban roads and other relevant departments to ensure maintenance of the project. The Tamale South Member of Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, had called for a structural audit to be conducted on project. However, the Ministry of Roads and Highways had insisted that the interchange is in accordance with the standards and specifications of the Ministry.