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Apr 13, 2011

Work progresses on landing bays at EK


Mr. Samuel Arku-Kelly, the Afram Basin Zonal Agriculture Manager of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), says construction works on two landing bays at Ekye Amanfrom and Adawso in the Kwahu North District (Afram Plains) in the Eastern Region is progressing steadily.
He explains that the US$3.6 million project is to reduce the crossing time for the pontoon between the two towns and also reduce the waiting time for traders and passengers as well as perishable agricultural produce that ply the Volta Lake daily to transact business. Mr. Arku-Kelly, who made this known at Ekye Amanfrom in the Eastern Region, said the initiative will also see the expansion of the landing terminals, improvement in facilities at both sides of the lake and the provision of facilities such as waiting areas and washrooms. He noted that, currently the two ferries are under construction by Arab Contractors at Akosombo, saying that the first ferry is expected by the end of September, 2011 and the second one in January, 2012, pointing out that the project, which is a component of the transportation programme of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), is funded by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA), which is also procuring two new ferries, at the cost of US$9.4 million for the Ekye Amanfrom-Adawso crossing. Source: ISD