President of Ghana cuts sod for construction of major road which also provides access to Ashesi

The President of Ghana, H.E Nana Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for the construction of the Dome – Kitase road, which serves as a vital link between the Greater Accra and Eastern Regions and provides access to Ashesi’s campus in Berekuso. The 23-kilometre road project is estimated to cost $37.39 million – funded by the Government of Ghana and the Kuwaiti Fund – and will be constructed by Ghanaian company First Sky Construction.


Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony, the President emphasised the importance of the 23-kilometre road, which connects the Accra-Kumasi road to the Accra-Aburi-Koforidua road. He added that the road “also provides access to Ashesi University, one of [Ghana’s] foremost Universities.”


The Founder of the First Sky Group, Eric Seddy Kutortse, also explained that the company was committed to completing the project within budget and the 24-month estimated construction timeline. The scope of work includes the provision of a 16.3km single carriageway way with asphaltic concrete surfacing, a 2.85km dual carriageway, and a one kilometre two-lane single carriageway to Ashesi University.

Street lighting, signs, markings and guard rails are also to be provided under the project, with sufficient traffic control systems, concrete curbs and pedestrian walkways, drainage and ducts for future utility line crossings.

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