Contractors on Bolga-Bawku-Pulmakom to miss 2020 deadline for completion

Contractors on Bolga-Bawku-Pulmakom to miss 2020 deadline for completion

Contractors working on the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmakom road in the Upper East Region say they will require 30 more months to complete the project despite President Nana Akufo-Addo’s end of 2020 deadline.

Queiroz Galvao Construction Limited was awarded 109km of the 116km road and 7km was awarded to MAWUUMS construction limited in 2016.

They were scheduled for completion by end of 2020.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, while addressing the people of Binaba, in Bawku West District in August 2019 as part of a two-day working visit to the region, expressed the government’s commitment to ensure successful completion of the project.

But, the resident Engineer of Queiroz Galvao, Engineer Peter Dagadu, says only 23 percent of work has been executed on the 109km stretch of road with the remainder expected to be completed in two and a half years.

He disclosed this when the Upper East Regional Minister, Tangoba Abayage, paid a working visit to inspect the spate of work done on the road.

“The road is 109km long and we have split it into 14 lots. Out of the 14 lots, three (3) lots are bridges thus the Kolaa bridge, the Red Volta bridged and the White Volta bridge. Two kilometres from Bolgatanga township will be a dual-carriage road, there will be by-passes in Bawku and Pusiga townships and the rest of the road will be double surface dressing, single carriage road.”

“The 109 kilometres of the road cannot be finished in one year, we have 14 lots and up to now we have only substantially completed lot 10, 8 and 6 and have prepared lot 4 for bitumen. So, we are doing our best and within 30 months we should complete the entire stretch of the 116 km of the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmakom road,” he added.

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