The reconstruction of the 24.80km Osiem- Begoro road which began 2 years ago under the Government of Ghana has seen the beginning of its surface marking today, Thursday 15th April 2021, putting the road to almost 98 percent of completion.
The surface markings includes pedestrian cross way at vantage points across the various towns on the osiem- begoro road and Begoro township proper.
The Road surface markings are meant to communicate an information to road users. They provide continuous information to road users related to the roadway alignment, vehicle positioning, and other important driving-related tasks, these markings have indeed enhanced the beauty of the Begoro township.
Newstodaygh, interviewed some residents in Begoro, some of the residents could not hide their joy seeing the road markings expecially the pedestrian crossing, they said out of joy that the crossing will minimise pedestrian knock-down by vehicles and motorists.
Interestingly some commuters were not able to tell Newstodaygh the meaning of the pedestrian crossing markings on the road.
It will be very prudent for the information department of the Fanteakwa North District to educate commuters extensively on the meaning of the various road surface marking signs.
Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, on Friday 28, June 2019 conditionally approved a multi-year funding commitment of GH¢1,560,551,812.33 for commencement of fourteen (14) road projects over the medium term.
The move to approve the projects will see reconstruction, rehabilitation and upgrading of road networks spanning 381.3 kilometres across Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Eastern and Northern Regions of Ghana.
The approval of the funding commitment for the 14 projects is subject to section 33(1) of Ghana’s Public Financial Management (PFM) Act, (Act 921), which requires a yearly breakdown of each project as well as detailed information on all on-going road projects. PFM Act 921 also requires a complete assessment of all projects for efficiency and impacts.
The multi-year commitment for the Ministry of Roads and Highways will be funded through the medium term budgetary allocation, covering the period between 2019 and 2023. And according to the Office of Minister for Finance, the concerned Ministry is expected “to provide required information, as stipulated by the PFM act, by 15 July, 2019.”
Aside from insisting on strict adherence to procurement processes as enshrined in the Public Procurement (Amendment) Act 2016 (Act 914), the Ministry of Finance has also requested the Ministry of Roads and Highways to submit all projects’ contracts for inclusion in the Medium-Term Expenditure Framework.
The projects include:
Reconstruction of the Osiem-Begoro road – 24.80km
Reconstruction of Kwabeng-Abomosu-Asuom road – 41.40km
Upgrading of Anwiankwanta-Obuasi road – 30km
Upgrading of Mampong Kofiase road – 14km
Reconstruction of Kwabeng Akropong road & Akropong town roads – 23.3km
Upgrading of Nsuta – Beposo road – 7km
Upgrading of Salaga – Bimbilla road – 71km
Upgrading of Kwadaso – Trabuom road – 30km
Rehabilitation of Adankrono – Kade – New Abirem road (Lot 1) 21km
Rehabilitation of Adankrono – Kade – New Abrrem road (Lot 2) 22.4km
Upgrading of Atronie – Mim road 17km
Reconstruction of Asuom – Subi – Kade road – 22km
Reconstruction of Akropong – Pramkese – Adankrono road – 27.2km
Upgrading of Odumasi – Adenta – Badu road – 30.2km.