The Western Regional Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo has cut the sod for work to begin on a 10-kilometer road within the Tarkwa township.
The Project, which is estimated to cost GH¢16.1 million, is being executed by Justmoh Construction Limited, a Ghanaian firm, and is expected to be completed in 18 months.
The project, which is being financed solely by the government involves the reconstruction of asphaltic overlay, drainage works and exceptional repairs would be done in areas where necessary.
Some beneficiary areas would include Cyanide, Tarkwa Old Hospital, Astoria, Africana Avenue, Market Low Cost, Nzema Line, Tarkwa Na Aboso, Post Office, Tamso Estate, Old Town Annex, Duncan Street and Nana Enimil road.
Addressing a durbar of chiefs and people of Tarkwa- Nsueam Municipality at the Cyanide Park, Mr Aidoo mentioned poor road network as the major problem facing the region.
He said since the National Democratic Congress assumed office in 2008, the road situation in the region had improved immensely.
The Regional Minister said, the 94 kilometer road from Tarkwa to Ayanfuri has been constructed by the government to promote business in the western and southern part of the region.
He said major roads in most districts, municipality and metropolitan assemblies across theregion have seen a phase lift while others are under construction.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Mrs Christina Kobinah together with the acting President of Apinto Traditional Area, Nana Adu Payin expressed joy and noted that completion of the project would ease the difficulty confronting both drivers and pedestrians.
The Project Manager of Justmoh construction limited, Mr Eric Danpare promised to complete the project as planned.