The Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako Atta, has said that construction work on the Awoshie-Pokuase interchange will start later in 2017.

The Minister was speaking to journalists after touring the project site on Thursday, February 23, 2017.

He said that the project when completed, will ease traffic on the Achimota-Nsawam stretch of the Accra-Kumasi Highway.

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“A lot of project works are going on. If that is completed, it will ease the congestion that the travelling public experience on daily basis. It is a 3-tier interchange project, and we have started all the procurement processes. 6 months from now, that should be done; and it will take almost 2 years to go through that. We are going to put up a school, ICT centres and it will be a huge edifice.”

He said the procurement processes for the commencement of the 95 million dollar project will be completed in six months.

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The project, which was initiated by the previous NDC government, saw parliament approve a loan of $83.6 million for the expansion in 2016.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is providing the funds, while the Government of Ghana (GoG) is to offer a counterpart funding of $11.1 million.