President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday cut the sod for the commencement of the construction of an interchange here in Tamale in the Northern Region.
The interchange, which is a dual carriage way is the first of its kind to be constructed in the Northern part of the country.
The project which is to cost $500 million is being executed under the government’s Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) deal with Sinohydro.
The deal which is estimated at about of $2 billion is aimed at infrastructure projects of Ghana’s choice across the country in exchange for refined bauxite (Aluminum or Alumina).
President Akufo-Addo said the construction of the interchange would help open the area for socio-economic activities.
He added that the project would create jobs for the teeming youth of the region and enhance the lives of the people.
The President warned that his government and the Chinese government would not countenance any delay and shoddy works.
He, therefore, entreated the local constructors who would be given jobs under the projects to follow strictly guidelines and specification of the project.