Residents within the Tamale Metropolis are excited following the commencement of work on the historic Tamale Interchange Project under Sinohydro deal.
Contractors of the project earlier this week blocked some major roads that may be affected by the construction work and have created diversions to allow the free flow of traffic.
A section of residents who hitherto were doubtful about the commencement of the project, were happy it is coming to life commending the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the initiative.
“I thought it was the usual political gimmicks but I am happy that work has commenced with these Chinese getting busy each passing day suggesting it is not what I thought”, an opinion leader revealed.
The Northern Region is benefiting from the $2 billion dollar loan and grant from the Chinese government meant to develop the country which will be used to construct the interchange in the ancient town of Tamale.
It would be the first ever interchange to be constructed in the Northern Regional Capital after a sod cutting ceremony took place in April this year.
The project is one of the promises of the Akufo-Addo led government under the Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) between the Government of Ghana (GOG) and the $2 billion Sinohydro Corporation Company of China.
The Tamale interchange is about one kilometre long and links the Kumasi road through the Point 7 road, the Central Taxi Rank, Central Market intersection with the Melcom Road and Bolgatanga Road.