The Ministry of Roads and Highways says a total of 301.6km of trunk roads are expected to be completed in the Eastern Region by the end of 2022.

This represents about 50 percent of a total of 631.5km of trunk roads which were awarded in the region by the Ghana Highways Authority in 2019.

Briefing the President, Nana Akufo-Addo at a sod-cutting ceremony in the Eastern Region, the Eastern Regional Highway Director, Mr. Charles Adubofour said a total of 11 major trunk roads are currently under construction in the region.

They include the reconstruction of the Osiem-Begoro road, which is 100 percent completed, the reconstruction of the Kwabeng to Akropong Road, 80 percent completed, the reconstruction of the Kwabeng to Abomosu – Asuom Road which is 75 percent completed, and the reconstruction of the New Abirem to Ofoasekum road which stands at 80 percent completed.

Others are the reconstruction of the Oda to Amanfopong road, 70 percent completed; the reconstruction of the Assam to Subi Road, 66 percent completed; the reconstruction of the Nkawkaw to New Abirem road, 60 percent completed and the rehabilitation of the Asamankese to Akroso road, 60 percent completed.

Evans Awaitey

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