President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana, as part of the massive infrastructural development he is carrying out across the country has commissioned a spectacular interchange, a beautiful piece of road infrastructure to replace the old Kwame Nkrumah Circle Roundabout in the capital Accra.
According to President Mahama, the project dubbed the Kwame Nkrumah interchange becomes the longest and the highest flyover in West Africa.
“It is the longest, highest fly over in West Africa,” the president declared an ecstatic crowd of government officials, party supporters, political leaders and the general public.
The facility, which has three flyovers criss-crossing one another, also has a recreational facility, library, bus terminal, restaurants fire, police ambulance stations and other eye-catching facilities.
The site also has an imposing statue of Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah which is “a fitting memorial honour of the greatest Pan Africanist”
“Nkrumah’s statue will remind people about the man who led the way to nation’s birth,” the President said.
The project is “not just a modern interchange but a convenient place for tourism. The health and happiness of citizens are also important,” he stressed, adding, that the citizenry can always take a stroll at the water park with beautiful lighting architecture.
He said the new interchange will “facilitate easy movement of goods and services” on one of the busiest roads in Accra.
“Experts estimate that, the congestion that used to be created here as a result of the heavy traffic and lack of traffic flow, resulted in an estimated loss of about $100 million per annum to our national economy,” he added.
The president hinted that the Kaso interchange which is also near completion will be commissioned by the end of December 2016. He also promised that a number of interchanges will be built and other major roads will be dualised across country in his second term. He mentioned Pokuase interchange, Tema motorway road while Accra to Kumasi road will also be dualised.
Presisent them promised “Ghana is rising and greater times are ahead of us, we wil continue to work hard and change the lives of Ghanaians” . The project reportedly cost 74 million Euros.