Goaso which at first constituted in the Brong Ahafo Region and is currently the Regional capital of the newly created Ahafo Region Is disputing on the construction of the main road whether is under contract or not? We are yet to find out…
An interview was organized on the 9th of August 2021 with the Ahafo Regional Minister Hon. George Yaw Boakye “Sompahene” and Oman Nana as the main host to which he asked the minister if the Goaso main road from the roundabout to George Baryeh filling station is under any contract?
Which the Minister confirmed and answered YES. The minister added It is not because of the coming of the President that’s why the constructor name NEW MODERN WORLD LTD has started working on the road.
The host, Oman Nana again asked if the constructor will halt or stop after the President leaves Goaso? And the minister said No but he will rather make sure the constructor finishes constructing the road before they start retrieving their machines.
The minister also assured that what will make the contractor stop the work amidst is when maybe there is no payment or delayed payment. Even though if the constructor certificate has been submitted, the Minister assured that even if there are such happenings, he will see to it that he monitors to proceed for the contractor.
Enjoy the interview below:
THE SIDE STORY OF GAOSO OMANHENE – NANA KWASI BOSOMPRA
On the 6th of August 2021, an interview was organized by Genesis Radio with the Chief of Goaso Omanhene Nana Kwasi Bosompra with Oman Nana as the host.
The host asked Goaso Omanhene whether the Goaso main road is under any documented Contract or not? Nana Kwasi Bosompra (Goaso Omanhene) replied by stating that, truth be told and he believes in God, therefore only truth will lead him to his demise, the contractor has not been assigned by any written agreement (contract) or document. Goaso Omanhene stated again that is not because of President Nana Addo Dankwa Visitation to the Ahafo region on the Thursday 12th of August 2021 is the reason why the constructors have brought machines to commence the Goaso main road as it was rumored.
Goaso Omanhene said he rather thought the main road is under the care of Highways and the truth is that highways don’t even have an office in the regional capital of Ahafo Region – Goaso not to talk of the Highways preparing any document or drawings of the road to the ministry of roads for the amount to commence the said dilapidated Goaso main hospital road.
It was rumored that the constructors started the road because of the President’s visitation to the region so some of the youth have decided to demonstrate and burn their machines in case the contractor stop after the president’s visitation.
Goaso Omanhene is then pleading with the youth to take patient because he has taken the town at heart, and will have a discussion with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to put the construction under contract.
Enjoy the interview below:
Why people think the road is not under any contract:
The President toured Ahafo Region on Saturday, September 12th, 2020, with an inspection of ongoing construction works on the Techire-Adrobea road, he paid a courtesy call on Omanhene of Duayaw Nkwanta, and he inspected the construction of an Astroturf in Duayaw Nkwanta in the Tano North constituency.
He continues to Techimantia for a sod cut of the Bechem-Techimantia-Akomadan road. The President then also commissioned a Business Resource Centre and inspects the construction of the Regional Education Directorate at Bechem in the Tano South constituency. At Kenyasi, in the Asutifi North constituency, the President commissioned a 68-bed ward, a Doctor’s accommodation, and a children’s ward at the Kenyasi Government Hospital. He inaugurated the Regional House of Chiefs at Goaso in the Asunafo North constituency.
The final day of the President’s visit began at Hwediem where he paid a courtesy call on the Omanhene of Hwediem and did an inspection of projects at Hwediem SHS. He then visited the Palace of the Omanhene of Goaso, and commissioned a Business Resource Centre, and also cut sod for the construction of the Regional House of Chiefs complex before departing to Dadiesoaba, in the Asutifi South constituency, to commission a Maternity ward at the Health Centre.
At Mim, in the Asunafo North constituency, President Akufo-Addo cut sod for a 30-bed Polyclinic, after a brief call on the Omanhene of Mim. He also cut the sod for a Zoomlion Waste Processing Plant at Akrodie Junction and commissioned a newly constructed District Administration Block for the Asunafo South District Assembly at Kukuom.
He inspected the progress of work on the Noberkaw-Sankore road project in Sankore that acme his tour of the three regions.
Based on the research and analysis made, the Goaso main road wasn’t captured in the Present antennary when the president visited on 12th of September,2020 but instead, before that said date the contractor commenced work on the road and left immediately after the presidential visit. On the eleventh month that is from September 2020 to August 2021, the contractor commenced work after getting known of the President’s visit on the 12th and 13th of August 2021.
So what does this tells you?
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What is your take on this… Who do you think is saying the truth??