Eastern Corridor road project in Ghana given boost by EU grant (11/06/2012)
Ghana’s Eastern corridor road project has been given a boost with the provision of EUR 25.9 million (GHS 60.2 million) by the European Union under the European Development Fund (EDF) for the construction of the 46.6 km Dodo Pepesu-Nkwanta roads located in the Volta Region of Ghana.
An agreement on the provision of the funds was signed between the European Union, the Government and the Contractor at a ceremony in Accra June 11, 2012. Ambassador Claude Maerten, EU Head of Delegation to Ghana, Mr. Joe Gidisu, Minister of Roads and Highways and Mr. Kanazoe of Enterprise Oumarou Kanazoe, a Burkinabe company, signed the contracts for their respective organisations.
The scope of work involves complete reconstruction of the entire section of the road into a two lane single carriageway, starting at the bridge at Dodo Pepesu and ending at Nkwanta Senior High School.
Work is expected to be completed in 18 months, with the objective of improving access to markets in the rural areas and improving delivery of transport services in Ghana within the context of regional integration.
Minister of Roads and Highways, Joe Gidisu,exchange the contracts signed with represntative of the contractor. Head of EU Delegation Claude Maerten looks on.