Wa: Upper West Minister Secures Grant to Expand Kpongu Roads

Upper West Regional Minister Dr. Bin Salih Hafiz with The Roads Minister, Mr. Amoako Attah

The Upper West Regional Minister,  Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih has secured 35 Million Euros through the European Union to Expand Roads in Kpongu,  south of Wa after Several Requests from the Community.

Kpongu is a community in Wa Municipality with a population of  over 3, 000 residents,  the Community hosts two Universities including Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies and the Dr. Hilla Limann Technical University.

Request from Kpongu Assembly Member of Kpongu

Assembly Member for Kpongu electoral area, Mr. Kawabdeen Shaibu has called for the Wa Municipal Assembly and the Department of Urban roads to expand their road networks to foster socio-economic development.
Explaining the issue to Info News, he stated that Bamahu, Kpongu and Nakore are so close yet far due to absence of motorable roads in order to engage in business, this according to him has reduced the speed of development is such areas considering two universities located there.

Statement from Upper West Minister

“The Minister of Roads and Highways and some senior officials of the ministry paid a courtesy call on me in my office. From my office, we proceeded to Kpongu to break ground for the commencement of work on the 670.2 km feeder roads project. The project will cover some feeder and farm roads in 8 MDAs in the region. The EU has provided 35 million euros for the project with technical support from the Department of Feeder Roads.”

Source: Upperwestmedia.net

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