Residents in Wassa East appeal to government to asphalt Wassa Brofoyedru-Ateiku highway

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A cross-section of opinion leaders and residents in the Wassa-East District of the Western Region, have made a passionate appeal to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to as a matter of urgency, asphalt the 6km Wassa Brofoyedru-Ateiku highway to accelerate development of the area.

The petition follows the deplorable nature of the road especially during the rainy season which was having a telling effect on the movement of goods and services thereby leading to economic stagnation of the area.

They made the appeal on the sidelines as part of the first town hall meeting which featured the Ateiku Area Council in the Western Region.

The Chief of Eseneso Nana Yaw Gyesi appealed to government to tar the road to open up the area to the rest of the District, and other regions.

The Assembly man for Ateiku, Kwame Tawiah said as farming communities along that stretch, the poor nature of the road was hampering farming activities as it became difficult to cart their farm produce to the market centers.

According to him, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Wassa-East said the road was awarded on contract to Messrs JUSTMOH Company Ltd. in 2016 but the project could not be completed.

He said government had captured the project and had been re-awarded to the same contractor under the $1 billion Chinese loan to spearhead infrastructural projects and the contractor is expected to be on site in the course of the year.

Mr. Arthur said the Daboase-Ateiku road was one of the major highways in the Western Region and was the shortest gateway to the Central, and Ashanti Regions respectively.

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