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WE WON’T ALLOW INDISCIPLINE - Road Minister warns

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Kwasi Amoako-Atta, the Minister of Roads and Highway, has warned his ministry would not tolerate any form of indiscipline and reckless conduct from individuals and organisations that would encumber the smooth execution of government projects.

Kwasi Amoako-Atta, the Minister of Roads and Highway, has warned his ministry would not tolerate any form of indiscipline and reckless conduct from individuals and organisations that would encumber the smooth execution of government projects.

 

The Minister has accordingly served notice that he would use the sovereign powers of the state to ensure enforcement of the law to compel the citizenry to respect laid down regulations.

His warning followed an unruly behaviour of an owner of excavators whose hiring equipment was within road reservation area, hindering the progress of construction works at the Spintex Underground Tunnel, near Flower Pot Junction, which would link the area to East Legon.

Three persons were arrested in the ensuing scuffle and handed over to the East Legon Police Station.

Mr Amoako-Atta was inspecting the ongoing construction works of the Spintex Underground Tunnel and Tema Roundabout Improvement Works in the Greater Accra Region, on Monday.

He said, when completed, the projects would ease traffic congestion on the Tema Motorway and other adjoining roads, with vehicles moving simultaneousl.

The Minister noted that the Government put high premium on value for money and would make sure all projects were properly executed to specifications.

Feda Natour, the Chief Engineer of SONITRA, the contractors for the Spintex Underground Tunnel, explained that the 55-metre underground project is in three phases.

The first phase involve the construction of a 21.5-metre stretch on the East Legon side of the road, a 21.5-metre stretch on the Spintex Road side and a 12-metre in the middle of the road.

He was worried that due to the occupation of the other side of the road by a private firm that had earth-moving equipment parked there, it would delay the construction works if urgent measures were not taken to eject them.

The project, estimated at the cost of GH¢15million, is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

At the Tema Motorway Roundabout, the Minister inspected the ongoing improvement works, which being funded by the Meridian Port Services, as part of the Tema Port Expansion Works.

The project, estimated at the cost of GH¢30 million, is being undertaken by Sinohydro Ghana Limited.