The federal government has assured that it’ll full repairs on the broken Doli bridge for momentary use inside the subsequent week.
The peace of mind was given by the Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako-Attah, when he inspected the damaged bridge on September 20, 2023.
The bridge, which is the hyperlink between the Higher West Area and the south of Ghana, was washed away after hours of heavy rain on September 18, 2023.
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Amoako-Attah stated the contractor, who’s already on website, has been directed to work 24 hours a day to make sure the momentary resolution is accomplished inside per week.
“I’ve instructed the contractor to work day and evening and you recognize that work has began. There are as many as 20 vehicles coming so work has began in earnest,” he stated.
“So inside per week this street can be established quickly for automobiles to move after which the subsequent few weeks, everlasting works can be achieved and the roads can be reinstated in its place with a robust bridge,” he said.
Amoako-Attah additionally appealed to drivers who’ve reportedly elevated fares by 40% due to a detour from Sawla-Fufulso and Buipe-Techiman highways to scale back the fares.
“I need to attraction to our drivers and transport unions. I’m additionally instructed that transport fares have gone up by 40% due to the lengthy routes that they’ve to make use of however I need to make an attraction to them on behalf of the federal government that it is a disastrous scenario and no person has management over it,” he stated.
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“It had been occasioned by an act of God however we should take care of it. The individuals are already struggling, going by issue, going by inconvenience so they need to be a bit thoughtful. We have to be one another’s keeper,” he stated.