The United States of America has provided $1.5 million for the construction of a 7.5 kilometre road linking Wa East District to Nadowli District to help promote economic activities of peasant farmers.
Under the project, one steel bridge and two other bridges would be built in seven months by P.W. Ghanem Construction Firm.
Mr. Abu Kasanbata, Nadowli District Chief Executive, announced this during an inspection tour of government development projects in the area on Tuesday.
He said the people in the area were predominantly peasant farmers who could not cart their farm produce to marketing centres as well as access medical care during the rainy season due to poor state of the road and flooding.
Mr. Kasanbata said the road would serve as a major breakthrough in the lives of the people as it would open up the area to investors who were interested in agricultural production.
He also inspected a 10 market store project at Kojoperi which the district assembly was financing at a cost of GH¢28,000 to help improve revenue mobilisation.
Other projects that Mr. Kasanbata inspected included four apartment teachers’ bungalows, a kitchen, three unit classroom blocks, a day nursery and a police station at Issa at a total cost of GH¢238,000.
Mr. Kasanbata announced that all the 55 schools in the district that were benefiting from the Ghana School Feeding Programme would be provided with boreholes at a total cost of GH¢495,000 to make potable water accessible to the children.
At Wogu, a GH¢43,000 Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound was inspected while two youth centres at Fian and Bussie that cost the assembly GH¢43,000 each were also inspected.
A newly constructed link road between Daguabaa and Baleonie which cost the assembly GH¢43,000 and three dilapidated bungalows which had been rehabilitated for government workers at total cost of GH¢89,000 were among projects Mr. Kasanbata inspected.
At Daffiama, a GH¢470,000 dinning hall complex, GH¢500,000 two-storey classroom blocks and boys’ dormitory block for the Daffiama Senior High School were some of the projects Mr. Kasanbata inspected. Work on these projects was steadily progressing.
At Kandomwini, Mr. Kasanbata inspected a 2.5 kilometres link road which cost the assembly GH¢129,000 and would facilitate the movement of people who hitherto were unable to transport their patients to hospitals.
The administrative block which cost the assembly GH¢229,000 was also inspected and it is about 90 per cent complete.
Mr. Kasanbata said the projects were executed within the two years of President John Atta Mills’s administration and challenged critics of the government to go out to the countryside and see the huge development projects for themselves.
He said the government would deliver on all the promises that it made during the 2008 elections, saying, “it is just a matter of time” and urged Ghanaians to be patient with the government.