A.B. Kafui Kanyi, GNA
Ho, Aug. 14, GNA – Mr
Benjamin Kpodo, Member of Parliament for Ho Central has given the assurance of
commencement of work on Ho-Barracks-Tokokoe road soon.
He said contractor
for the project is mobilising to move to site and expressed confidence that work
on the 15 kilometre road linking farming communities in the Ho-Kpeta Zone of
Asogli would begin in a few weeks.
Mr Kpodo gave the
assurance following a petition by the Youth of Kpenoe and Takla asking
President John Dramani Mahama to intervene and fix the road to avert the
boycott of the December polls by the communities.
Mr Kpodo explained
that price revision and separation of the Barracks-Tokokoe contract from that
of Matse is what delayed the work and asked the people to exercise restraint,
saying, agitation would not work.
He said approval has
been given for the construction of the road in 2015 and the procurement process
is being concluded for work to start.
“I sympathise with
them but they will be happy very soon. The contractor has been introduced to
the site and the chiefs, so there is no doubt that the work will be done,” Mr
The Youth of Kpenoe
and Takla in a petition to President Mahama, made available to the Ghana News
Agency said he at the 2015 Yam Festival of the chiefs and people of Asogli
promised that the Ho Barracks-Tokokoe stretch would be fixed “soon”.
They asked the
President to make good his promise, else they would boycott the December polls.
The petition, signed
by Sohefia Amevor, said the bad nature of the road makes it very difficult for
farmers to move their produce to neighbouring towns.
The petition alleged
that health workers and teachers posted to the communities are irregular
because the roads are inaccessible, a situation affecting their health,
especially maternal healthcare and the performance of pupils in the area at the
Basic Education Certificate Examination.
The people of Kpenoe
and Takla are predominantly farmers who rely on the cultivation of fresh
vegetables, cassava and yam.