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.
Contractors working on the 2 Billion Dollar Tamale Interchange Project are busily working to complete the Project on scheduled time. According to the contractors, work is 70 percent complete and baring any last minute challenges, the project will be completed on July 31st 2021. The Interchange is the first to be constructed in Northern Ghana is part of the 2 Billion Dollar Facility from Sinohydro Master Project Agreement. The Project consist of one Kilometer long which links the leading from the Dapema Palace
The Tamale interchange, which is about one kilometre long, links the Kumasi road through the Point 7 road, the Central Taxi Rank and Central Market intersection with the Melcom and Bolgatanga roads. On April 10, 2019, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo launched the $2 billion Government of Ghana-Sinohydro Master Project Support Agreement and also cut the sod for the construction of the Tamale Interchange. According to the President, through a barter arrangement, Sinohydro Limited would provide $2 billion
Social media communications officer of the largest opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Yayra Koku has slammed president Akufo Addo for saying he used money less than what former president John Dramani Mahama used to build only one interchange. In Commissioning the most popular and first of its kind in Ghana interchange, the Pokuase Interchange, president Akufo Addo said that his government was able to use $289m to construct three different interchanges in Ghana in less than five years compared to former president John Dramani Mahama who spent $260m on only one interchange throughout his stay in office.
The completion of work on construction of the Tamale Interchange which has already surpassed its deadline by a month has been rescheduled and is now due for completion before the end of the year 2021, according to Project Manager, Engineer Degbotde. Work on the Interchange, the first ever of its kind in Northern Ghana, is at 80% done but has already gone beyond the July 2021 deadline, owing to difficulties in compensation and delay in access to buildings earmarked for demolition.
The good Initiative work of Nana Addo Dankwa the incumbent President of the Republic of Ghana. In the year 2016 there was a lot of campaign promises among all the political parties in Ghana which includes the New Patriotic Party (NPP) campaign promises. Fortunately, NPP was elected into power and what was left was for them to fulfill their promises. Nana Addo after taken the seat of the president faithfully decided to fulfill one of his greatest campaign promise to the people of the Northern Region which
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that "on Saturday, 7th August 2021, I ended my 2-day working visit to the Northern Region, with visits to Tamale, Savelugu, and Tolon. Amongst others, I inspected ongoing work on the Tamale Interchange, which is 80% complete; inspected work on asphaltic overlays on sections of the road network in Tamale; commissioned the 1-District-1-Factory GH¢7.3 million Savelugu Rice Processing Factory; commissioned the GH¢6 million Savelugu Technology Solutions Centre; paid a courtesy call on the Paramount Chief of the Tolon Traditional Area, Major (Retired) Sulemana Abubakari; and inspected ongoing work on the 30.2km stretch of the Tamale- Daboya road, which is expected to be completed in November 2023", and Ghanaians have told him that he has done well and they're solidly behind him.
Workers of Sinohydro Company working on the Tamale Interchange Project have embarked on an indefinite strike over what they described as unfair treatment meted out to them by Management of the Chinese Construction Company.