Accra Mayor inspects Accra Sewage, Bus Rapid Transit projects

Dr. Vanderpuije – Accra Mayor

Dr Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, Mayor of Accra on Wednesday inspected the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) construction work on the Graphic Road in Accra to ascertain the level of progress made so far.

Government of Ghana is implementing the project which begins from Kasoa to Accra and it is  under the urban transport project supported by the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank, the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), and Agence Francaise de Development (AFD) of France.

The BRT which is estimated to cost $95 million is a bus-based mass transit system expected to deliver fast, comfortable, and cost effective urban mobility, through the provision of exclusive right-of-way lanes.

Dr Vanderpuije expressed satisfaction about the level of work done and commended the workers for their hard work.

He urged them to speedily work towards the completion of the project since the deadline for the project had already passed.

Mr Michael Lear, the Resident Engineer on site, said the work had delayed due to lots of electricity cables at the site which needed to be relocated and more so the nature of the land was is waterlogged.

He said collaboration with the Electricity Company of Ghana was currently underway to help identify all cables and relocate them for work to go on smoothly.

He gave the assurance that the project would be completed by the first week of October this year.

The Accra Mayor also took the opportunity to inspect progress of work on the Accra Sewage Improvement Project at Legon which would facilitate the treatment of liquid waste to improve sanitation level at Legon, IPS and Presec communities as well as its neigbouring environs.

Dr Kwabena Obeng Nyarko, the Project Manager, said the Sewerage Plant will work like a ‘Pond’ where liquid is transferred from one location to the other for treatment, which contains an aerobic pump of 5metres adding that its aerobic conditions would however prevent foul smell.

He said the project was about 94 per cent complete adding that the second phase of the project would involve its connection to communities.

Source: GNA

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