The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, has commended Oswal Investments Limited, the contractor working on the Tse-Ado roads in the La Dadekotopon Municipality in Accra.
"Good roads enhance development and provide better opportunities for people to do business without going through difficulties", he said.
The minister said this when he, together with the Municipal Chief Executive of the La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA), Ms Odoley Sowah, and Nii Amassa Namoale, the Member of Parliament, inspected the 4.3 km road behind the Ghana International Trade Fair that links La to parts of Teshie and Nungua.
He also said Oswal Investments Limited was one of the kind of contractors that the country needed to facilitate good work for the development of the country.
Nii Afotey Agbo added that the project, which started seven months ago, had gone through proper procedures, especially considering the thickness of the overlay, the stretch and culverts at both sides of the road which would prevent the usual flooding in the area.
The minister warned that all contractors who did not follow the laid-down procedures and did shoddy work would have their contracts terminated.
He expressed optimism that the completion of the road would enable the police to clamp down on armed robbery cases that had occurred in the area as well as monitor and ensure that the road became the preferred route for many commuters to and from the area.
Ms Odoley Sowah, the Municipal Chief Executive of LaDMA, expressed satisfaction at the way the project was being executed and said although it was a central government project, the assembly did all it could to ensure that the work was done on schedule.
"This is a prelude to better things to come and as such, we will ensure that they meet the demand of the people," she added.
She also said the assembly would continue to partner stakeholders in the area to ensure that the road was maintained to achieve the purpose for which it was constructed.
Ms Sowah assured the residents of the area that government through the assembly would continue to perform its mandate so that residents would be safe and comfortable to go about their business without any fear of criminals.
She appealed to residents in the area to support the assembly by performing their civic duties so that more projects would be provided in due course.
Ni Amassa Namoale, the MP for the area, said he was glad that the former ‘bush road’ had now received a facelift and would help residents to reach their destinations on time by avoiding the heavy traffic on the Nungua-Teshie road.
He also said he did not regret facilitating the establishment of the assembly and he would do everything possible to support the assembly to provide the basic needs of the people.
Mr Humphrey Awuletey-Williams, the Managing Director of Oswal Investments Limited, for his part, thanked the assembly for awarding the project to his company and called on the government to award such projects to local contractors to enable them to contribute their quota to the country’s development.
He also appealed to the government to give contractors the needed support to enable them to compete with other international contractors.