Engineer in charge of the four-tier Interchange construction at Pokuase in the Ga North Municipal Assembly of Accra has assured that, the project will be completed by end of June 2021.
According to Bempong Ackon, the project was scheduled to be completed 24 months after commencing, but was impeded by the emergence of the novel coronavirus and some minor challenges.
“We started in April 2018 so it was expected that by october 2020, we would have finished. But we all know what has happened to the world [Covid-19].
“So we projected that by April 2021—which was last month—we would have been done, but there were some minor works that needed to be added to the work.
“The heightened covid-19 pandemic had also not subsided which infected many of our workers, so our contractor requested another two months to finish the work. So by the end of June it will be completed,” he told Kofi Adomaa Nwanwani during an outdoor broadcast interraction with him at the Interchange.
The resident engineer also indicated that should anything be left undone within the two months, there is a limited period termed “Defected liability period” within which all the remaining works can be dealt with.
“It is a one-year period where the contractor will do maintenance work so it is a time when the minor works left to be done can be attended to,” he noted.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that in the early days of July, he would open it to traffic.
The Minter for Roads and Highways, Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Atta made it known during his press briefing on Sunday May 23.
He said “God willing, in the first week of July, the President will officially commission the Pokuase Interchange,” adding that by then “It would have been brought to a total and full completion.”