Commuters between Gbawe Lafa and the N1 Highway will soon enjoy the services of a modern concrete bridge to link that stretch.
Sod has been cut for the construction of a eight metres wide concrete bridge over the Lafa river in the Weija-Gbawe Municipality.
The sod cutting ceremony, on Monday 18th February 2019, was attended by the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Weija-Gbawe Constituency and Deputy Minister for Health, Hon Tina Gifty Mensah Naa Ayele Mensah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, Hon Patrick Kwesi Brako Patrick Kumor, the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mrs Mercy Quansah, the Presiding Member, Hon Patrick Baidoo and Heads of Departments of the Municipal Assembly.
The chiefs of Gbawe and Weija, were there with their sub chiefs and elders.
Constituency executives and party faithfuls were also present.
In a welcome address, the chief of Gbawe, Nii Laryea Faamlite ll, flanked by the Weija Jaasetse, Nii Boafo Danyinaa Nse, other chiefs and elders of both Weija and Gbawe, said he was very happy to witness the occasion. He said, the issue of a bridge over the Lafa river had been discussed at the Ga West Municipal Assembly over thirteen years ago, without any concrete results.
Nii Laryea Faamlite ll, thanked the government for the decision to construct the bridge.
Cutting the sod for the commencement of the project, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Weija-Gbawe Municipal Assembly, Hon Patrick Kwesi Brako Kumor, said the bridge has been one of the major projects on the Municipal Assembly’s agenda for sometime now. He said, with the construction and subsequent commissioning of the bridge, economic activities will be enhanced in the municipality.
Hon Patrick Kumor asked the chiefs to reserve land for the development of the Municipality. He ended by asking for value for money from the contractors.
Hon Tina Naa Ayele Mensah, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Weija-Gbawe Constituency and Deputy Minister for Health, in her address thanked the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for making the dream a reality. She added that she is still doing what the chiefs and people of Weija-Gbawe have sent her to do. She reiterated her commitment to seeing the Weija-Gbawe grow in terms of infrastructural and economic development.
Mrs Mercy Quansah, the Municipal Coordinating Director, thanked all for coming and urged them to pay their rates in order to help the Municipal Assembly bring in more development to the municipality.
The bridge is expected to be completed in six months.