Some Members of Parliament have expressed shock at the cost of the Achimota-Ofankor Road Project, and called for further investigations into the construction.
The report of the Public Accounts Committee, on the Performance Audit Report of the Auditor-General on the construction of the Achimota-Ofankor Road project, has shown that, a kilometer, of the 5.7 kilometer stretch cost, 20 million Ghana Cedis, making it, one of the most expensive roads in Ghana today.
The Project was part of the Accra-Kumasi trunk road, which has been single-lane, prior to November 2006. The Project, wholly funded by the Government of Ghana, was awarded to Messrs China Railway Wuju (Group) Corporation, at an estimated cost of GHC 40.4 million.
Work on the Project, started on the 15th of November 2006 and was scheduled to be completed on the 14th November 2009. As at December 2011, the Project had exceeded the expected completion date by 25 months, and work was about 88% complete.
The estimated cost had also shot up to GHC 128 million, representing an increase of about 217%. Contributing to the debate, on the floor, of Parliament, The MP for Adaklu, Kwame Agbodza, described the revelation as scary.
Source:radioxyzoneline.com/ Francis Edzorna Mensah