The Eastern Regional Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Evans Osei Yeboah, has stated that the NPP has invested massively in terms of infrastructural projects more than any government since independence in the region.
Addressing a press conference yesterday, he gave account of themany infrastructure projects the government had executed in the region.
Mr Osei Yeboah explained that the account is limited to projects executed in the area of education, factories, health, sports and roads between 2017 and 2021.
He said from “the official records, we can boast of 305 infrastructure projects in various Senior High Schools, 33 initiated 1D1F factories and 17 completed and operational in the region.”
The rest are 17 new hospitals/health facilities ongoing in the region, two multi-purpose mini stadia and 13 Astro turf pitches, and 1,487.62Km of roads construction.
On education, he said the government had undertaken hundreds of infrastructure projects encompassing classroom blocks, dormitory blocs, ICT facilities etc at all levels across the region.
At the Basic Level, he revealed, the government has constructed a total of 127 projects, made up of 41 KG blocks, 12 3-unit classroom blocks, 51 6-unit classroom blocks, 22 toilet facilities and one rehabilitation work.
At the Senior High level, he pointed out, the government, through three major infrastructure development initiatives, has constructed a total of 305 projects in the region.
“Under the GETfund Emergency SHS Project, a total of 173 projects have been executed. They include seven 3-unit classroom blocks, 21 6-unit classroom blocks, 32 12-unit classroom blocks, 37 single dormitory blocks, 16 2-storey dormitory blocks, 3 3-storey dormitory blocks, 31 toilet facilities, 16 other structures (ICT labs, library etc) and 9 rehabilitation works. In addition, 118 GETFund projects that were stalled, some since ex-President Kufuor’s era were either re-awarded and completed or ongoing,” he stated.
Under health, he mentioned the Eastern Regional Hospital, explaining that Phase I of the construction of a 285-bed facility, out of the total capacity of 600 beds, is under construction and steadily progressing.
Once fully completed, he said, it will be fitted with the requisite teaching and learning facilities. He assured that Phase 1 is expected to be completed very soon and commissioned.
“In April, 2020, Parliament approved a loan facility of 79 million Euros for the construction of some 11 40-bed hospitals and one polyclinic. Out of the 11 hospitals, Eastern region had five that are being constructed at Jumapo, Kwabeng, Nkwatia, Adukrom, and Achiase,” he stated.
According to him, in total, 1,487.62Km of roads, comprising urban, feeder, and highway roads, are either completed or ongoing, as well as nine major bridges across the region.
Some of these roads include the Akote-Obomofodensua-Asieduroad, Dwerebease – Kwahu Fodua, Kwahu Tafo Town Roads & St. Peter’S SHS, Dwerebease – Kwahu Fodua Ph 2(Km 9.50 – 19.80), Dwerebease – Onyemos (5.00 Km), Tinkon – Amanfrom, Kyebi – Akoko.
Touching on asphalt overlay roads, he indicated the beneficiary areas to include Abontendomhene Avenue, Abuakwa State College, Akim Odaf and Aki-Ola Link.
The rest include Akropong, Akwatia, Ampabame Link-Aburaso, and Anyinam – Kwabeng.
“We have the Asphalt Overlay of Apapam, Asphalt Overlay of Apedwa Junction – Kyebi Akwadum, Asphalt Overlay of Asah-Addo Close, Asphalt Overlay Of Asah-Addo Close Link, Asphalt Overlay Of Asene – Aboabo Main Road, Asphalt Overlay Of Atta Jacobs, Asphalt Overlay Of Birimso Road, Asphalt Overlay Of Dc Kwame Kwakye Avenue
“Asphalt Overlay Of Dr. Akwako Road, Asphalt Overlay Of Dr. J. B. Danquah St, Asphalt Overlay Of Effiduasi T’ Light Ghanas, Asphalt Overlay Of Grace Chapel Road, Asphalt Overlay Of Greenhill Avenue, Asphalt Overlay Of Greenhill Avenue Link, Asphalt Overlay Of Guggisberg St and Asphalt Overlay Of Hon. Awuku Darko Street,” he cited.