Yesterday evening saw the commissioning of Kwame Nkrumah interchange project by President Mahama of Ghana.
The interchange has 3 flyovers; of which Mahama had earlier launched 2 of the flyovers in the past year.
Mahama has assured the people that just like the construction of the interchange brought jobs to Ghanaians, that it’s completion will equally open the door to more jobs in Ghana.
“The construction of the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange created thousands of jobs and would do more in the coming days.”
He pointed out that the interchange as testified by the Ministry of Roads and Highways will help to reduce congestion and ease up traffic. This will help Ghanaians spend lesser time going to work as it is situated at the busiest business centers in Accra, Ghana.
On a larger scale he says that the Kwameh Nkrumah interchange project will open up the country to its neighbors for improved trade.
The interchange project was funded with a loan from the Brazilian government. It was equally contracted to a Brazillian company, Gueiroz Galvao Construction. The construction was scheduled to commence October 2013 and completed by September 2016.
The first Kwame Nkrumah Circle was part of what is known as the Ring Road. It was constructed in the 60s but became a problem for motorists in the 90s. Hence the need to intervene with the ultra-modern Kwameh Nkrumah interchange project.
The interchange has a bus terminal with lavatories; and a redesigned water fountain and statue of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
The Kwame Nkrumah interchange has Fire Service and ambulance stations.
Road side traders have also been urged to make use of the spaces provided for them in order to maintain order at the interchange. In the same way, motorists are expected to park at designated spots while pedestrians are to make use of the walk ways.
Experts say that the interchange holds twice the 84,000 holding capacity of the initial Kwameh Nkrumah circle.
The 74 million Euros project is on record to be a major infrastructural development by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).