DATA from the office of Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly (WGMA) in the Greater Accra Region has detailed how the road networks infrastructure upgrade have taken shape in various fourteen (14) electoral areas within the municipality under the good leadership of both Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor and the legislator for Weija-Gbawe Constituency,who doubles as the Deputy Minister of Health, Mrs. Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah.
Information available indicates that the Assembly headed by Mr Kumor through the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government and the MP has liased with the Urban Roads Department of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly to improve the delivery of the loads of road networks infrastructure development which hitherto has currently boosted socio-economic growth and development in the area.
In an exclusive interview with this reporter on Tuesday June 16, 2020, Mr Kumor confirmed the statistics of the roads infrastructure development of the Assembly.
He disclosed that the Assembly and Member of Parliament (MP) for Weija-Gbawe Constituency Hon. Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah were very committed to resurface all major roads linking adjourning communities in the municipality which development would transform the municipality, making it a preferred destination for investors.
He revealed that the Assembly in collaboration with the MP through the government will this week start some major road network projects of the New Weija SCC area,Tetegu main township road, McCarthy Hills area roads, Oblogo to Top Base linking to the Gbawe area, Bulemi Road and Methodist Cemetery to Zero house road.
In the coming next week, the MCE added that Assembly and the MP have also earmarked plans to start the construction of the 1.5 km Choice road,1.5km Bola road and 1km Onipayeba (scc) road, noting that plans are under way to also start the construction of the 1.2km Gravel junction road.
He mentioned that some of the major ongoing road projects are 2.5km road from Gbawe-Gonse, 4.5km of selected roads at Tetegu and CP areas including the 16km Asphalting of selected roads within the municipality among others.
The MCE stated that so far the 2.5km selected roads at Topbase and 1.2km Buleme road have been completed by the Assembly.
The completion of these road projects, according to him, has reduced travel time from one point to the other encouraging economic activities thereby helping both private and public vehicle owners to save money through reduction in wear and tear of their cars.
The MCE was of the view that not only will these innovatives benefit vehicle owners, but that traders who depend on public transport to convey their goods will enjoy lower transportation fares as a result, rippling the positive effect down onto the prices of their commodities in the interest of end users or consumers.
According to the MCE, all the administrative works that must be done to pave way for actual major roads rehabilitation activities to take place on site are in their final stages.
Mr Kumor assured the people in Weija-Gbawe municipality that graveling and asphalting of these roads will soon commenced.
He noted that reshaping and leveling of the roads are part of a strategic plan rolled out by his out fit and the MP to give the roads in the Weija-Gbawe municipality a major phase lift.
He noted that the Assembly and Hon. Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah have earmarked some major roads in all the 14 electoral areas to be upgraded soonest to open up the communities to each other towards development.
The MCE was quick to admit that the current deplorable nature of the roads has impacted negatively to the progress of the municipality because . usinesses cannot thrive due to the bad nature of the roads.
Mr Kumor who has will officially assumed office on, September 10, 2018 explained that, the bad nature of roads in some major communities add up to the high cost of doing business in the municipality.
Against this backdrop, the MCE said his outfit and the Mp have rolled out plans to upgrade the roads which will increase accessibility and promote businesses within the municipality.
He stated that on the collaboration between his outfit and the MP to liaise with urban roads department of the Municipal Assembly to work towards upgrading all major roads in the constituency.
He assured to show massive interest in helping resolve some pressing needs of the people in all the 14 electoral areas within the municipality.
According to him, among the pressing needs identified were roads, drains, education, security, sanitation water, recreational health and employment opportunities for the teeming majority of young and energetic youth.
He was emphatic that some major roads in the Weija-Gbawe municipality will soon see heavy machines to commence construction Works on the said roads.
Mr Kumor called on all constituents to exercise some restraints as he and the MP put plans together to deal with the poor road network in the constituency.
The MCE further assured the constituents that with the support of his teammates in due course “we will soon see light of the good roads infrastructure at the end of the tunnel.”