The outgoing Savannah regional minister, Mr Adam Braimah Salifu has handed over the construction of Salaga township roads to a contractor, Walton construction limited at a durbar in Salaga, the East Gonja municipal capital in the Savannah region of Ghana.
The durbar was held on Tuesday the 16th February, 2021.
The immediate past Member of Parliament for Salaga South constituency is leaving one of the biggest legacies to the chiefs and people of the area.
Mr Adam Braimah explained at the durbar that this is the third contractor the chiefs and people of Salaga are witnessing for the construction of the Salaga and Kpembi township roads. The people have been calling for the construction of these roads for more than 15 years now.
He reminded the people that he is not into politics for its sake but for development and will continue to crave for development of the area.
“I’m not into politics for politics sake. This is our town, we have to develop it. Whether MP, minister or not I will develop Salaga. We are tired of the dust in Salaga/Kpembi township. I want to return to Salaga after a year with my chest out. The development of Salaga and it’s environs is very paramount to our hearts”.
He thanked the chiefs and people of the area for the support and assured his availability for the development of the area.
The Salaga/Kpembi town roads have been allocated 24.45km out of a regional total of 47.45km, representing 51% of the total regional package. It is expected that the completion of these projects will bring relieve to the entire East Gonja Municipality.
The contract value or sum for the project is thirteen million, three hundred and fourteen thousand, four hundred and thirty-six cedis and sixty-nine pesewas (GHC 13, 314, 436.59). The project life span is between 13th January, 2021 to 13th January, 2022, awarded to Walton construction limited.
Roads such as Salaga District Hospital road, Kito road, Yagbonwura road and new Municipal hospital road will all be upgraded.
The current project is to upgrade about 9.60km selected roads within the area. Kpembi town(1.4km), Salaga Old hospital/Bimbila road (2.5km), Yagbonwura road (3.25km), Municipal hospital road (0.5km) and other roads will cover 1.95km.
On connecting some communities to the national grid he said electricity has been extended to Aburumase and other rural communities to make life more comfortable for the chiefs and people of such communities.
Mr Adam Salifu Braimah on Monday 15th February, inspected construction of the Bunjai-Yapei roads. This road when completed will reduce the travelling hours from East Gonja through to Central Gonja, to the regional capital and other parts of Savannah region.
The regional Roads and Highways Director Ing. Charles Bugapeh assured that his outfit will monitor the project closely to get the best of roads to the people. The money for the construction will be made available to the contractor to speed up work.
Mr. Bugapeh said the upgrading when completed will increase road network, improve health condition and public safety, improve local economy, improve environmental conditions and others.
The durbar was attended by Chiefs, religious leaders, heads of departments, security agencies and others.