The Eastern Regional Minister, Hon. Seth Kwame Acheampong has disclosed that his region is benefiting massively from the Government’s much-touted Year of Roads agenda.
The Minister, who took his turn at the Minister’s Press Briefing said that the massive asphaltic overlays, rehabilitation and partial reconstruction work ongoing in his region demonstrate the Government’s commitment to improving the road network in the region.
“On roads, we have a total road network of 7,147 kilometres. So far, out of this total road network, we have awarded for construction a length of 5,404 km and we have fully completed 1,487 km. This comprises of the 3 agencies under the road sector,” he said.
He explained that this significant upgrade in road infrastructure under the current administration exceeds the kilometres of road constructed in the region under the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration.
The roads are the Mangoase to Kukua to Akorabo to Amanhyia roads, Kwahu Tafo to Ankoma to Miaso roads, Nkatekwan Junction to Obuotumpan roads, Nkawkaw to Domeabra to Buaben road, Suhum to Nankese road, Ayirebi to Asabidia road, Akropong to Larbikrom road among several other road projects.
Touching on education, the Regional Minister noted that the region has been at the receiving end of significant investment in education by the Government. He said the region has witnessed tremendous improvement in educational infrastructure.
This, he said included the state-of-the-art STEM school at Abomosu (Atiwa West), the TVET centre at Akyem Anyinam, the vocational institute at Kitase- Akuapem, Phase I of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development, two- storey and a 12-unit classroom block at Abuakwa State College in Kyebi, a 12-unit classroom block at Manya Krobo SHS, two-storey boys’ dormitory block for Akroso SHS, a 15 unit classroom block at Okuapeman SHS, a 14-unit classroom block at Bepong SHS among others.
In the area of health, the Minister mentioned that in line with the Government’s vision to create and expand access to health services and enhance the quality of health service delivery in the region, various development projects in the health sector in the region were commenced and are progressing steadily with some being completed and others still under construction.
Other projects included the renovation of the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, the completion of the Aburi Hospital, construction of the Eastern Regional Hospital, the completion of the Somanya District Hospital, modernization of the Kibi District Hospital, construction of the 40-bed Maternity Hospital at Enyiresi among others.
Source: MOI (PR Unit)