The Roads and Highways Ministry has assured that the current construction of the Tamale Interchange fits the specific criteria and standards of the Ministry.
According to the Ministry, before the construction of the said interchange, it went through all the rigorous tests and procedures before it was approved.
This assurance is coming on the back of a request for a structural audit on the project by the legislator for Tamale South constituency Haruna Iddrissu.
The Ministry in responding to his request noted that all the said required measures have been put in place to make sure the interchange is fit for purpose.
“We wish to state categorically that the Tamale interchange project has been undertaken by the standards and specifications of the Ministry. The bridge has been designed to have a 100-year design life. The design went through a rigorous process of approval before implementation.”
The ministry further revealed that it appointed an independent supervision consultant to superintend the execution of the works “in line with best practice.”
“All test results conducted during Construction have proven to be above the required specifications. The Ministry assures all Ghanaians that the necessary steps have been taken to ensure the bridge’s stability and value for money,” the ministry added.
On April 10 Sod was cut for the project as part of the $2 billion Sino-Hydro Master Project Support Agreement.