Ghana: construction of ultra-modern terminal at Sofoline begins
Work on the construction of an ultra-modern bus terminal, estimated at GH¢1.9 million, by Rock Everest Trading and Construction at Sofoline in Kumasi, has begun in earnest.
The contractor has till end August to complete the GH¢2,176,597.90 contract, approved by the Ministry of Finance under the Urban Development Fund (UDF).
The Ministry of Finance has, since January 21, 2016, approved the contract and it was expected to have been completed by December 2016, but delayed due to disputes about the project site.
The Metro Engineer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Inj. Emmanuel Anderson, said the project, which involves landscaping, paving, fencing wall, drainage and office structures, will, on completion, ease heavy vehicular traffic within the CBD.
The KMA Engineer suggested that KMA consider inviting private investors to construct and operate toilet facilities at the terminal, as there were no such facilities in the area.
Inj. Anderson appealed to the various transport unions at the terminal to support the assembly in implementing the project.