Mahama breaks ground for Kasoa Interchange project

President John Dramani Mahama on Wednesday broke grounds for the commencement of work on the Kasoa Interchange Project.

President Mahama breaks ground for work to commence

The 172 million dollar project, which was approved by Parliament in October last year, comprises the construction of 200 meter Interchange Bridge, a new roundabout, drainage, lighting system, 33-kilometre Amasaman-Kasoa road and and 20-kilometer road in the Ga South municipality and Kasoa.

Speaking at the sod cutting ceremony, the president denied assertions from opposition groups that the cost of the Kasoa Interchange Project has been inflated.

“When you are a political quantity surveyor and you look at Kasoa interchange and you say it is too expensive, what are you talking about? You haven’t seen the scope of works, you haven’t seen the bill of quantities, you haven’t done a survey of building materials around here and you are able to judge that the cost is too expensive,” he said.

His comment comes on the back of allegations by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that government has inflated the cost of the project.

President Mahama said "the central interchange serves the commuting traffic going from Accra to Central Region and those crossing from Nyanyano to Bawjiase. But there are two other bridges that serve the local people who want to crossover from the southern part of the city to the northern part.”

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