Goldline Mining Ghana Limited, situated in the Ashanti Region’s Amansie South District, is restoring a two-kilometer road that connects three settlements in the district to the major Manso-Adubia route.
Kensere, Wahaso, and Aponapong are the settlements shut off from the rest of the area owing to bridge failure and poor road conditions.
Reshaping, reconstruction of bridges and culverts, and tarring would be part of the rehabilitation work.
Mr Emmanuel Ababio, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, told reporters during a road inspection that the restoration was to allow free flow of products and services in order to enhance economic activity.
He said good road infrastructure was critical to the development of Ghana since about 95 per cent of goods and services were transported by road.
Roads, therefore, made a significant contribution to the country’s economic development and growth with important social benefits.
Mr Ababio said upon hearing that the bridges in the area had broken down after the recent rains, the company saw the need to build new ones and construct the adjoining roads.
He said Goldline Mining Ghana Ltd was undertaking responsible mining and exploration through environmental and land reclamation, encouraging commercial agriculture as well as implementing infrastructural development in its catchment areas.
The CEO called on Ghanaians to be responsible and protect all natural resources in their communities.
Mr Clement Opoku Gyamfi, the District Chief Executive, Amansie South, lauded the mining company for its developmental agenda and complementing the government’s efforts in infrastructure development.
He advised community members to support the work by protecting the materials, which were being used in the construction works, from being stolen.
Maame Yaa Pomaa, a resident of Aponapong, told the Ghana News Agency that she appreciated the company’s initiative to construct the road.
“The bad roads in the area have been a headache for many farmers since they cannot connect easily to their customers when they harvest their produce,” she said.