THE Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Berekum, Mr Kwabena Kyere–Yeboah, on Friday, cut the sod for the commencement of the construction of the 2.7 kilometre feeder road linking Berekum with Senase in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The GH¢517,000 project is being financed by the government.
Even though the project is expected to be completed in 12 months time, Mr Yaw Damoah, the Managing Director of Damoah Enterprise Limited, a Sunyani-based construction firm, which is undertaking the project, promised to complete it within eight months.
The project involves the construction of drains along the road and resealing the road.
Addressing a durbar preceding the sod-cutting ceremony, Mr Kyere-Yeboah dilated on the economic benefits that the construction of the road would bring to the people.
He, therefore, appealed to the people to co-operate with the contractor to ensure the early completion of the project.
The MCE stressed that even though the construction of the road might create some inconveniences for them, they must cope with the problems to ensure that the contractor completed the project on schedule.
Mr Kyere-Yeboah urged the contractor not to delay the project but to work hard to deliver on schedule since the construction of the road was dear to the hearts of the people of Senase.
The MCE also presented a quantity of diamond bulbs for the rehabilitation of the streetlights in the town, which the people had rejected earlier on the basis that until the road was constructed they would not accept them.
Mr Kyere-Yeboah assured the people of prodiving more development projects in the area to enhance their living condition and expressed gratitude to the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Professor George Gyan Baffour, for being instrumental in the construction of the road.
The Adontemanhene of Senase, Nana Adoma Kyere, on behalf of the chiefs and people, thanked the government for honouring its promise to construct the Senase-Berekum road and urged the contractor to fulfil his promise to employ the people in the area while undertaking the project.
Nana Kyere appealed for the construction of a modern market, drilling of more boreholes and the provision of school blocks for the community.