The people of Tamale would have to wait longer to begin the use of the first - ever interchange to be constructed in the whole of Northern Ghana as the July 2021 deadline set for the project's completion will not be met. President Akufo Addo in early 2019 cut sod for the commencement of work on the 1km long interchange which was expected for completion in 36 months but on the face of evidence available at the construction site, the timeline would have to be reconsidered. The delay in completing the work according to consultants is due to compensation challenges as well as difficulties in accessing buildings earmarked for demolition to pave way for the high rise road.
The $35m interchange is being funded as part of the US $2bn Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) between the government and the Sinohydro Corporation of China to construct a number of infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, housing facilities and extension of electricity to rural communities across the country. When finally completed, the road will beautify the Metropolis, ease traffic and boost socio - economic activities as it will provide the safest link for vehicles passing through from Southern Ghana to Bolgatanga and further up North to the Sahelian region.
Residents cannot wait to see to the end of the project which is 72% done as construction works have disrupted free flow of traffic and economic activities in the Central Business District of Tamale.
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