Following persistent appeals from the UHAS community to the contractor working on the UHAS road, which links the University to Mirage Junction as part of the Sokode-Tritrinu bypass dual carriage road project, the contractor, First Sky Ltd., returned to site on Saturday June 5.
The road became unusable during torrential rains in May and June, making it difficult for faculty, staff and students to access the Main Campus of UHAS at Sokode Lokoe. Many had to resort to detouring through the Mirage-Kodzobi-UHAS back route, which also got flooded during the same period.
According a briefing by the Director of Works at UHAS, Dr. William Vidogah, “From all indications, the contractor has returned to the site to complete the project. The contractor has mobilized, cleared and activated their site office with tipper trucks, a grader, pay loader, roller, bulldozer and water tanker.”
The agreed-upon workplan currently ongoing on the road includes making sections motorable for all vehicular traffic, completion of earthworks, and completion of drainage works. The contractor has so far filled the unmotorable section, compacted that section, and made ditches to reroute surface water to a nearby stream as a temporary remedial measure.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cut sod for the construction of the Sokode-Titrinu bypass as part of the dualisation of Sokode-Ho roads. The sod cutting ceremony was held at the UHAS junction on the bypass during the President’s tour of parts of the Volta Region on September 1, 2020. Soon after the sodcutting, the contractor started drain construction on the by-pass from Sokode Etoe to Mirage junction but left site in November 2020.
This project is intended to construct 10.5km of roads within 24 months by First Sky Ltd. The scope of work includes 5.3km of internal roads of University of Health and Allied Sciences (Main Entrance Road, Lecture Hall Link, Auditorium Link and Basic School Road) to link the University to the bypass from Sokode-Etoe to Ho Township.