Gold Fields Ghana rehabilitated the 2.4km Angu-University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) road in Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality of the Western Region. The GH₵1.6 million – road reconstruction project will ease vehicular traffic in the following sections:
- The Angu-UMaT corridor to the township (market circle)
- Angu-Post Office corridor and
- Bogoso end of Tarkwa-Takoradi highway
Executive Vice President and Head of Gold Fields West Africa Mr. Alfred Baku said the rehabilitated road, which hitherto was virtually inaccessible, was now improving vehicular traffic flow in the municipality.
Mr. Baku noted that infrastructure was key to attaining the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda. He pledged the commitment of Gold Fields to help improve the social and economic conditions of the people of Tarkwa-Nsuaem.
Mr. Baku said Gold Fields was convinced that host communities would take ownership of the project and ensure that future generations have benefit of it. Mr. Baku called on all in the community to be reminded that the road belonged to everyone and therefore it was incumbent on all to ensure its proper maintenance. He noted that this would free up resources to be directed to other critical areas of development in host communities.
Municipal Chief Executive of Tarkwa-Nsuaem Mr. Gilbert Asmah applauded Gold Fields for initiating the project, which, he noted, had reduced traffic in the area. Gyasehene of Apinto Division Nana Bediako Adarkwa III described the rehabilitation of the Angu-UMaT corridor as a good investment.
Since 2005, Gold Fields Foundation had invested about 67 million dollars in development projects, including the 33-kilometre Tarkwa-Damang road, built at a cost of $27 million.
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