From Samuel Agbewode
Residents of Hohoe have expressed joy over construction work currently being carried out on portions of the town roads, which, they said, even though has been long overdue, needs to be commended, because it would not only beautify the town, but also make motoring more comfortable.
According to the residents, the town roads were neglected for far too long, and had become very nasty during the rainy season, a development that compelled some taxi drivers to avoid using certain roads due to their bad nature, with those willing to ply them charging exorbitant fares.
Mr. Emmanuel Sogbey, speaking to Volta File at Hohoe, said the town is one of the commercial centers, and highly strategic in the socioeconomic development of the region, therefore, there was the need to improve upon the road infrastructure.
He observed that it was a common knowledge that when an election year begins, governments would always start new projects as a way of attracting more votes, and as soon as elections were over, the projects would be abandoned, and hoped that the Hohoe town roads would not become a victim of such politics.
Mr. Sogbey lauded the work of the contractor, John Mork Construction Limited, working on the Hohoe hospital area roads, and appealed to the authorities to award all the town roads to the contractor, in view of the seriousness he attached to the work, to ensure an early completion of the project.
Madam Veronica Atitsogbey commended the government for the project, saying even though work on the roads was expected long ago, she appreciated the commitment on the part of the government. Briefing the media, the Managing Director of John Mork Construction Company Limited, Mr. John Morkli, said his company was committed to working within the allotted time, and assured the people that within the next three weeks he would complete work on the Hohoe hospital area roads.
Mr. Morkli continued that his company had the capacity to construct all the town roads if awarded the contract, and commended the people for the cooperation that the company enjoys, stressing that his outfit would deliver to the satisfaction of the people.