#SafeMotorway4All: Funds for motorway expansion project have been secured, says Carlos Ahenkorah

Contributing to Asaase’s public interest campaign to make the Accra-Tema Motorway safe, Carlos Ahenkorah said funding has been secured to begin roadworks

The Member of Parliament for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah, has said funds for the motorway expansion project have been secured.

The 19-kilometre highway that links Tema to Accra is replete with deep potholes and road markings have been wiped off by the thousands of vehicles that ply the road every day.

Speaking with Asaase News’s Caleb Ahinakwah, the MP said, “Funds are always a problem: I mean, we don’t have funds of our own to construct this project.”

“Almost all the other projects we had to borrow money for, but I know funds for this particular Motorway expansion phase two have already been contracted,” he said.

Ahenkorah added: “Maybe we need to just wait a little while or see how it progresses in the face of this IMF deal …”

However, ge assured residents of the underpass at Adjei Kojo from Klagon should exercise restraint. 

“Sooner or later, when the project is completed, they would be the ones that will laugh and enjoy.

“I would be the happiest person in the world to have this contract come through, because without it, it’s going to cause a lot of problems.”

Watch excerpts from the interview below:

About the #SafeMotorway4All campaign

The Accra-Tema Motorway is an essential artery for Ghana’s economy, linking the largest port in the country with the capital city.

However, years of neglect and lack of maintenance have left the N1 in a state of disrepair, leading to accidents and traffic congestion.

In line with #SeeSomethingSaySomething and the government’s efforts to urge all Ghanaians to be active “citizens, not spectators”, the #SafeMotorway4All campaign will identify key challenges to the smooth working of the N1 and push for action to address these.

Don’t forget to join the campaign by sharing your experiences, appeals and solutions on social media with the hashtag #SafeMotorway4All.

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