The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has, on Monday June 13, 2022 cut the sod for the development of a 167-kilometer toll road from Tamale via Yendi to Tatale withinside the Northern Region.
The large toll road, which has sizable quantities of it untarred for many years below successive governments, paperwork a part of the Eastern Corridor road linking most important cities withinside the Northern, North East, Upper East, Oti, Volta and Greater Accra Regions.
The $150m mission, on the way to encompass the supply of socio-monetary complementary interventions withinside the shape of schools, boreholes, and clinics in the task communities (Tamale, Mion, Yendi, Zabzugu & Tatale), has been damaged into lots; with lot one being the 61.98km Tatale-Yendi road and lot 2 the 106km Yendi-Tamale road.
Addressing the public, Vice President Bawumia defined the sod cutting ceremony as “historic”, and an indication of President Akufo-Addo’s inclusive improvement imaginative and prescient for all, particularly the North.
“We are right here to witness the anciental sod-cutting for the development of the Tatale-Yendi-Tamale road which is part of the Eastern Corridor roads which links Tema, Asikuma, Hohoe, Bimbilla, Yendi, Gushegu, Gbintiri, Bunkprugu, Garu, Bawku and Polimakom,’ Dr. Bawumia said. “Today’s ceremony is of extraordinary importance to us because it promotes the Government’s force to make sure inclusive and balanced improvement in Northern Ghana – a place that changed into recognized withinside the 2014 Household Survey as one of the poorest regions of the country,” he added.
“In the records of our country considering the fact that independence, no government has tried to tar this road and contemporary sod cutting a dream come true.” The Tamale-Yendi-Tatale Road Project, is being completely funded with the aid of using a USD one hundred fifty million World Bank facility under the Transport Sector Improvement Project (TSIP).
In addition to mission the 167km Highway among Tatale and Tamale, an extra 670km and 240 km of feeder roads can be rehabilitated withinside the Upper West and Bono Regions respectively as a part of this facility.
“It means below this Transport Sector Improvement Project, 1,077km of roads can be rehabilitated in the subsequent years. The Trunk Road aspect can be paved, at the same time as the feeder roads can be particularly gravel finish,” Dr. Bawumia revealed.
The Vice President stated similarly that the Transport Sector Improvement Project has been advanced to guide the improvement of road infrastructure, enhance road protection and beef up the ability of sector agencies.