On Monday, September 12, 2022, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic, observed progress being made on the Asikuma-Have section of the Eastern Corridor Road.
One hundred and twenty-nine (129) kilometers of the fifty-eight (58) road projects now under construction in the Volta area include this one.
The project’s contractors, First Sky Construction Limited, led by engineer Oliver Acquah-Techie, indicated that the road’s construction, which was awarded in September 2021, is proceeding on track.
The 45-kilometer Asikuma-Have section is expected to be finished in September 2023, according to the Volta Regional Director of the Ghana Highway Authority, Mr. Eric Dorsu, who spoke with the President.
Touching on other projects on the Eastern corridor, he said “41-kilometres out of the 53-kilometres of the Have-Hohoe stretch which is being done by Greenhouse Construction has already been completed.”
He continued, “22-kilometre of the 30-kilometre Hohoe to Jasikan, and the entire 56-kilometre Jasikan-Dodo Pepeso section has also been completed and commissioned by the Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia last week. Work is steadily ongoing on the Nkwanta-Kpassa and the Oti-Damongo sections as well.”
Tema in the Greater Accra Region and Kulungugu in the Upper East Region are the starting points for the 696 kilometer stretch.
It is the quickest way to get from the north to the south of the country.
Roadwork in the Volta Region.Among the roads finished are 21 kilometers of asphaltic overlay on a few roads in the municipalities of Hohoe and Kpandu.
The bitumen paving of the following roads: 15.6 kilometers of the Akwettey-Adaklu-Waya Road; 20 kilometers of the Yorkitikpo-Kpoviadzi-Trepe Road; and 9.7 kilometers of the Liati Agbonyira-Fodome Ahor Feeder Road.
The Agbenoxoe-Dafor Feeder Road’s 175-meter bridge, which connects the communities of Kpandu, Dafor, and Nkonya, has been finished.
The first significant dual carriageway in the Volta Regional Capital, the dualization of Ho Main Road (10 km) between Sokode Gbogame and Civic Center, is currently 85% complete and is expected to be finished by the end of 2022.
The Eastern Corridor Road’s 39.3 km Asikuma Junction–Kpeve stretch is 26% finished, and completion is slated for December 2023.It is anticipated to be finished earlier than predicted.
Additionally, the contractor has been told to complete the 6 km gap between Kpeve and Have.
The government is also trying to start construction on the approach roads and Volivo Bridge.
It is anticipated that work will start in the first quarter of 2023.
The 39.2 km Dufor-Adidome-Asikuma Junction and the 23.9 km Asutsuare Junction – Aveyime Roads, which will serve as approach roads to the Volivo Bridge, are both now undergoing the tendering process.
The African Development Bank will provide funding for the project, and work is scheduled to start in January 2023.