The commencement of the Adenta-Dodowa road redevelopment project has sparked controversy as hundreds of occupants of temporary structures find themselves without compensation for their demolished properties. Despite prior notice, affected individuals are demanding compensation, citing financial hardships and the need to rebuild their livelihoods.
Christopher Kuvor, a longstanding electric shop owner, expressed the difficulty of starting over without government assistance. Similarly, Gadaffi, owner of Shakers Bar, stressed the necessity of compensation to re-establish his business. However, Minister Samuel Amoako Atta issued a stern warning that no compensation would be provided for structures obstructing road projects, emphasizing the need to clear all temporary structures along the route.
While some express disappointment with the lack of compensation, others acknowledge the necessity of the project for easing traffic congestion in the area. Oswal Investments Limited, the contractor for the project, is committed to completing the 22km stretch within 14 months, aiming to improve connectivity and commuting for residents and motorists alike.
The Adenta-Dodowa road redevelopment forms part of the government’s broader infrastructure agenda, aiming to spur economic growth and enhance the quality of life for Ghanaians. Motorists are urged to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations as construction progresses.