From Marlvin-James Dadzie, Takoradi
It was all joy for residents of Takoradi on Tuesday when Vice President Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia cut the sod for the construction of the first ever interchange in the Western Region.
The three-tier PTC interchange which forms part of projects under the $2 billion Synohydro agreement, is expected to be completed within 30 months.
Speaking at the ceremony to commence work on the project, Dr. Bawumia said the Nana Addo-led administration has done extremely well in all facets of the country’s developmental agenda.
He said huge infrastructural projects have been rolled out over the last three-and-half years of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.
“We have changed the face of Ghana, everywhere you go, you will see road construction going on. And in fact, if it had not been because of Covid, we would have cut the sod for the PTC interchange months ago”.
He commended the people of Takoradi for not being distracted by the arguments from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) against these developmental projects and instead trusting the Akufo-Addo government to deliver on its promises.
“If you had followed the NDC argument, none of these projects would have taken place in Ghana and so we are thankful you did not listen to them”.
He urged the people to continue to rally behind the NPP government to enable it continue with its good works.
Chief of Takoradi, Osahene Katakyie Busumakura III, for his part, lauded the government for the infrastructural developments in Takoradi.
He said Takoradi has become a major beneficiary of infrastructural projects over the past few years.
According to the him, he and the people of Takoradi would be amiss if the Akufo-Addo government is not commended for transforming the area.
“I am here to congratulate and commend the president of Ghana, who is represented here by his Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
“I sit here as the chief of this city and I have a responsibility to support the government of the day. I can say without fear that 4 years ago, I congratulated the NDC for opening a cold store. I was invited as a special guest. Why do you think I should not and congratulate the President of Ghana for bringing the first interchange to the Western region,” he said.