The Oyoko to Kumawu -Woraso road in the Ashanti Region of Ghana forms a critical part of the regional road.
The road which connects the major towns such as Woraso, Kumawu,Wonoo,Dadease,Oyoko ,Effiduase ,Juaben and their surrounding communities along the corridors to Ejisu were all in bad state until recently that rehabilitation work was carried out on the Ejisu-Juabeng to Effiduase road leaving that of Effiduase Oyoko,Dadease,Wonoo, Kumawu to Woraso in its dilapidated state.
The road traverses through the Ejisu Municipality, Juaben Municipality and Sekyere Kumawu District of the Ashanti Region.
The road since its last major rehabilitation,has performed functionality and structurally well in the transportation of people,goods, services in a reliable and safe manner to facilitate socio-economic growth in the area.
Presently,the Effiduase, Oyoko,Dadease ,Wonoo, Kumawu to Woraso road is highly distressed characterized by severe ravelling ,loss of skid resistance, potholes, roadside drainage problems and high international roughness index.
The bad nature Of Effiduase-Kumawu-Woraso road serves as a danger to it users.
Residents lament,the nature of the road has exposed them to armed robbers and other unpalatable circumstances.
There is therefore the urgent need to rehabilitate the Effiduase-Kumawu-Woraso road to improve on the service levels and boost socio-economic activities in the area.
We are made to understand that an estimated cost of works on the Ejisu-Juabeng to Sekyere Kumawu-Woraso road is Two Hundred and Fifty-Six Million,Seven Hundred and Thirty Thousand,Six Hundred and Eight-Seven Ghana cedis sixty -one Pesewas (256,730,687.61).
Residents told this reporter that ,they don’t see the reasons why rehabilitation work has been carried out on the Ejisu-Juabeng to Effiduase road leaving that of Oyoko, Dadease Wonoo Kumawu to Woraso stretch.
Indicating ,the said stretch of road is captured in one budget.
Whilst the President of the Republic cuts sod for the construction of Kumawu Town roads in 2019, the roads Minister made a statement at the gathering that the 43km stretch from Ejisu – Effiduase to Kumawu – Woraso Highways would be constructed. Ejisu to Juaben has seen a face-lift but Effiduase to Kumawu – Woraso Road is in serious distress that needs attention.
They are officially appealing to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo to come to their side.
Source: Ayisah Foster/Broadcastergh.com