According to the Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah, the improvement of the VALCO-Kpone road in Tema is progressing steadily.
The nationwide strike by tanker drivers prompted urgent action to enhance the road conditions, leading to the suspension of the strike.
Mr. Amoako-Attah mentioned that the road is being strengthened to withstand heavy vehicle usage. The construction works on the road and other roads leading to tanker depots will continue until they are completed.
He stated, “The road is being developed into an asphalt concrete road, and work will not stop until it reaches its final completion stage. This improvement is not limited to the Kpone road; we are also focusing on other depots across the country, including Takoradi, Bupe, Kumasi, and others.”
Amoako-Attah emphasized the importance of the relationship between the government and the tanker association for peace and national development.
The Resident Engineer, Edward Annang, mentioned that once the culverts are completed, motorists will soon have access to road shoulders. He explained, “We have filled in all the depressed areas that used to hold pools of water with the necessary materials. Additionally, we have replaced the damaged sections of the road shoulders. Our aim is to divert the traffic to the shoulders so that we can begin the main construction works.”