President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned the four-Tier Pokuase Interchange in Accra.
The multi-million dollar project, which began during the erstwhile John Mahama administration, is expected to ease vehicular traffic on the Accra to Nsawam highway and also help solve some problems motorists encountered in commuting along the Pokuase-Accra stretch.
The President described the project as the first of its kind in the West African Sub Region and the second of its kind in Africa.
He cautioned motorists to adhere to the various road safety measures to avert any unwanted events.
I appeal to the users of the facility, especially drivers, to adhere to the various road safety measures put in place for the safe use of the facility.
Speaking at the ceremony, the President took a swipe at former President John Dramani Mahama over the construction of some interchanges in the country.
According to the President, his government is building three interchanges with an amount of $289 million, while the erstwhile Mahama administration built only one interchange with almost the same amount.
“It is important to put on record that the original contract design [for the Pokuase interchange] was for a three-tier interchange, however through efficient management by my government the interchange was modified to a four-tier interchange within the same contract sum.”
“Indeed, $289 million has been used by the Akufo-Addo government to construct three interchanges (at Pokuase, Obetsebi Lamptey, and Tamale) as opposed to $260 million used by the Mahama government to construct only the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange. These are further examples of the fact that we in the NPP are good protectors of the public purse,” he argued.