Ghana  Manganese Company LTD has performed a sod-cutting ceremony to commence construction of the 1.2-kilometer Tamso -Nsuta road in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality.

the project, worth GHC 8.3 Million is being funded by GMC and is expected to be completed in five months.

speaking at the function, the Engineering Manager, Mr Ebenezer Eshun said, although they had rehabilitated the road twice, it continued to deteriorate and due to that the company has decided to include it in their budget this year to get it permanently done.

he said after extensive consultation with experts, the company agreed to fix Tamso- Nsuta road with concrete pavement blocks to ensure its durability.

“At first, we did resurface this road, then the company went ahead to do asphalt over the lane, but both did not last, so, after a series of engagements with our stakeholders, we realized the best solution was to use pavement blocks as it has a lot of advantages”. he stated.

Mr Eshun stressed that completion of the project would help the public carry out their daily work smoothly and facilitate the easy transportation of manganese from the site to the Takoradi Port.

he appealed to the public, especially motorists, to provide the needed support to the contractor to ensure the successful completion of the project as scheduled.

“The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Tarkwa Nsuaem Assembly, Mr Benjamin Kessie, commended GMC for the move.

“Fortunately for us, the contractor is one we know, Whilham has been doing a fantastic job within our Municipality and beyond he is a local contractor, and we believe he will give us the quality we expect and also work within time,” he said.

The Municipal Road Engineer, Mr Derrick Obeng, added that his office would liaise with the contractor to ensure drivers adhere to all the traffic management put in place to enable him to discharge his duties effectively.

To minimize the impact of traffic congestion during the construction, vehicles traveling from the Akyempim area towards Nsuta should use the Tamso New road through Senyakrom to Nsuta and vice versa. Also, vehicles moving from Tarkwa town towards Nsuta area are expected to turn at Asempa hotel junction through Hilltop to Nsuta and vice versa”, he advised.