President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo inaugurated the first phase of the project “Tema Interchange” a new highway interchange in the city of Tema located on the Atlantic coast. This project, which runs from February 2018 to June 2020, will create thousands of jobs in the coming months and even years.
“On Friday, 5th June, 2020, I commissioned Phase One of the Tema Interchange project, at a brief ceremony in Tema. Started and finished within the contractual period of twenty-eight (28) months, i.e. February 2018 to June 2020,” This Japan-funded project, which lasted 28 months of construction, cost $56 million, will create “created thousands of direct and indirect jobs for many able-bodied young men and women and businesses in the catchment area.” according to the Ghanaian president.
This large highway includes an intersection at two levels, a tunnel, four pedestrian bridges and several drainage structures, four kilometers of modern roads. The four sections extend 1.9 kilometres from the roundabout to Tema Harbour Road, while the Roundabout-Tema-Aflao section has also been extended 2.1 kilometres.
This large-scale infrastructure project is one of the priorities of the President of Ghana. It is part of the modernization of the country. This ambitious project, would put an end to the problems of road traffic especially at the Rotary roundabout level. “For many, many years, residents living in and around the Tema Metropolis, and motorists plying this route, have had to endure the inconvenience of unbearable traffic and a poor road network when traversing the then rotary intersection. Today, we are witnessing an end to this unacceptable situation with the commissioning of the newly-constructed Tema Interchange, which is part of the Ghana International Corridors Project.” said President Akufo-Addo.
Other projects are on the table of the Head of State, the construction of the road between Ashaiman Roundabout-Akosombo, 64.4 kilometers long at a total cost of 256 million euros and which is financed by the German Development Bank.