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Hundreds of Ghanaian workers involved in Nkrumah Circle project

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong- Daily Express

About 300 Ghanaian workers made up of contractors, engineers, and artisans are currently helping in the construction of   the magnificent three-tier Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange Project, which when completed will reduce congestion and travel time, the Daily Express Newspaper has gathered.

These workers, according to a source have so far exhibited great sense of professionalism and commitment as they work in hand with the main contractors, M/S Queiroz Galvao Construcao of Brazil to get the project completed in time.

“They are very cordial, hardworking and skilful”, the source told the paper. The project would also see improvement on most roads leading to the busy business hub of Accra central.

The   €74.88 million project is being jointly financed by the Brazilian Government and the Ghana Government. The two-year project is expected to be completed by December, 2016.

President JD Mahama on Friday opened to traffic two completed flyovers of the project which is in fulfilment of a campaign promise by HE John Dramani Mahama.

Inaugurating the 1st phase of the project, President Mahama commended the Ghanaian workers for their diligent delivery of service towards this project.

The participation and commitment of these local workers give credence to the call for local content in government projects.

The President noted that the flyovers will bring relief to commuters who ply the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Nsawam roads on a daily basis.

He stated that the flyovers will enable the contractor working on the project to move some of the traffic onto the two flyovers and create space to concentrate on the work remaining to be done.

 President Mahama observed that a third flyover, which is bigger than the Akasanoma-Nsawam flyover is also progressing steadily and would be opened to traffic soon after its completion.

The President pointed out that a new statue of Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkramah and other ancillary facilities are underway to beautify the area and will be completed before the middle of 2016.

“There will be lorry parks, police post, a beautiful fountain which will all be ready for inauguration before the middle of 2016,” he added.

Meanwhile, both commercial and private motorists who are using the newly opened Akasanoma-Nsawam bridges expressed their appreciation to the government for the project.

 “I am happy to be the first driver to use this bridge and this is going to help us a lot. We will not be waiting in traffic for hours,” one driver told the Daily Express.

President Mahama was accompanied by Ministers of State, officials from Brazilian Embassy, Traditional Rulers, and the Management of M/S Queiroz Galvao Construcao.


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