EU launches project for rehabilitation and maintenance of feeder and farm access roads
The European Union in partnership with the government of Ghana have launched a program for the rehabilitation and maintenance of feeder and farm access roads in the Upper West Region under the European Union-Ghana Agricultural Programme (EU-GAP).
The Ministry of Roads and Highways is scheduled to start work on the approximately 670 Km road network in selected communities in the region.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony at Kpongu, the EU Country Head Mission, Pieter Schmidt Van Gelder, said the European Union is committed to promoting the economic transformation of Ghana especially people in the Upper West Region.
The upper west regional minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, speaking at the ceremony expressed optimism that the program will inure to the very benefit of the people of the upper west region.
He said the EU-GAP is in three components of which the first two are already running and the last of it is the infrastructure development through the rehabilitation and maintenance of roads.
He lamented that the region has good road network but all in deplorable states.
Hon Kwesi Amoako Atta, Minister for Roads and Highways reiterated government’s commitment to ensuring value for money by building durable roads under the EU-GAP.
He stated that contractors of the roads under the programme will be saddled with maintenance responsibility of the roads for five years.
Ghana received a grant of EUR €35 million from the European Union for the rehabilitation and maintenance of 670 km of feeder and farm access roads in the Upper West Region.
The financial support is aimed at improving inter-connectivity between areas of production and marketplaces.