Constructors who are working on the completion of six footbridges on the Adentan/Madina Highway have assured President Akufo Addo that the footbridges will be completed in April 2019.
President Akufo Addo was given the assurance when he inspected on going works on the completion of footbridges on the Madina /Adentan highway during his stopover on the highway as part of the second day of his three day working tour of the Greater Accra Region
It will be recalled that on the 8th of November 2018, Residents of Adentan/Madina staged a demonstration after a student was hit by taxi when she tried to cross the road to make her way to school. Angry demonstrators set tyres ablaze causing billows of smoke to clutch the atmosphere, which made the 100km/hr speed limit highway totally unmotorable.
Deputy Director of Urban Roads, Mr Kwasi Nuamah, in briefing the President indicated that the construction of the footbridges have been awarded to separate contractors to ensure their completion in record time possibly before the timelines they have set for themselves which is April 2019. He assured the President that all necessary safety precautions have be factored into the construction of the footbridges in order to make them pedestrian friendly when completed.
President Akufo Addo in his interaction with Mr. Nuamah, said he is looking forward to coming back in April 2019 to commission all six footbridges for the use of the people of Madina/Adentan. – Wilberforce Asare