Akufo-Addo will commission the Tamale interchange, on his birthday

Nana Addo Dankwa According to the presidency, Akufo-Addo will commission the Tamale Interchange Project on Tuesday, March 29.


The $48 million project is designed to improve traffic flow in Tamale’s central commercial district.


Kwesi Amoako-Attah, the Minister of Roads, stated earlier this year that work will be completed in March and a commissioning will take place.


The Chinese government has provided a $2 billion loan and a grant to the Northern Region as part of the Sinohydro arrangement to develop the country.


Some locals in the Sabonjida neighborhood have expressed reservations about the proposal.


They objected to the project’s undersized roundabouts and insufficient drainage system.


Haruna Iddrisu, the Minority Leader, echoed similar complaints, calling the work “shoddy.”


President Akufo-Addo, with the King of Dagbon, Ndan Ya-Na Abukari II, cut the sod for the first ever interchange project in Tamale in April 2019.


The project is one of the pledges made by the Akufo-Addo government under the Master Project Support Agreement between the Government of Ghana (GOG) and China’s Sinohydro Corporation Company, which is worth $2 billion.

Akufo Addo commission Tamale interchange
Akufo Addo commission Tamale interchange

The Tamale interchange is roughly a kilometer long and connects the Kumasi Road to the Melcom Road and Bolgatanga Road through the Point 7 road, the Central Taxi Rank, and the Central Market crossroads.


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