Parliament to probe ‘potholed’ Kanazoe road
Parliament’s Roads and Highways Committee is set to probe how the newly constructed Dodo-Pepeso-Nkwanta stretch of the Eastern Corridor Road constructed by a Burkinabe contractor, Oumarou Kanazoe has developed potholes.
Chairman of Parliament’s Roads and Highways Committee, Theophilus Tetteh Chai, said the Committee will be visiting that stretch of the road to ascertain the extent of damage.
“We will be going to find for ourselves as to what has been the condition of the road network,” he said.
The President John Dramani Mahama had earlier lauded the contractor, Messrs Oumarou Kanazoe Contractors Limited of Burkina Faso, for constructing “perhaps one of the best quality roads in Ghana today.”
But barely three months after it was commissioned, Joynews investigations revealedthe road constructed at the tune of €25.9 million by the Burkinabe friend of President John Dramani Mahama has nine potholes affecting motorists.
District Chief Executive (DCE) of Nkwanta South, Kofi Wukanye, has disclosed to Joynews on June 23 that some section of the road needs “serious engineering”.
He explained concerns have been forwarded to the Regional Minister for an onward attention of the Ghana Highways Authority.
Reacting to the issue on Joynews, Mr Tetteh-Chair expressed surprise about the issue.
He revealed the Committee’s fact-finding mission will be to end the issue of waste that accompanies government projects.
“We will do that in the interest of the country to ensure that resources that have been allocated are used for the right purpose,” he said.
He, however, revealed there are many road networks “scattered all over the country in terms of new roads and old roads that are being developed”, noting if Committee members find the road in a bad shape they will recommend it to be fixed.
Source: Ghana | Myjoyonline.com