Chief Executive Officer of Asabea Engineering Limited Mr. Ofori Larbi has hinted that phase one of the road construction on the Apimanin to Tarkwa highway will be completed by January 2019.
This according to him would bring some relief to motorist, pedestrians and other users of that road.
Minister for roads and highways Mr. Kwesi Amoako Atta at a recent visit to the Western Region, confirmed that government has taken the necessary processes to commence payment of road contractors next week. Asabea construction luckily was announced as a beneficiary to the list compiled by the Ministry of Roads and Highways. This could possibly be resonating in the minds of residents in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality, as their persistent demonstrations have yielded some results.
Mr Ofori Larbi in an exclusive interview with Skyy News’ Eric Gyetuah expressed his optimism to execute the first phase within the project schedule. He however disclosed that the major impediment to the construction work is the rain fall pattern in the area.
“The issue is, weather money or no money, I am far ahead of the project, so I have my plans of executing the job, the phase one, I’m expecting to completed latest by January ending next year”. he added.
Series of reports and allegations have been raised over a bad blood that had ensued between the contractor and the Member of Parliament for the area, George Mireku Duker, over the project. Commenting on the issue, Mr. Ofori Larbi said that, the MP has since refused to cooperate with him in ensuring the road is fixed.
” You see, as an MP, when a contractor is working and you see there is a challenge, you inform him…find a way to assist him. Sometime ago, he went and deposited manganese on the road. Manganese is an enemy to the road,… he even organized party members to come and beat me up seriously, the matter is in the police now”, he cried.
In a quick response to the allegation, Mr. George Mireku Dukhar justified that, he rebuked the contractor on grounds that his work was progressing at a rather slower pace, given the urgency attached by government to ensure the completion of the project.
Story: Eric Gyetuah/Skyy News