The President has performed the ceremony to mark the official opening of the ¢25.3 million two-lane tunnel road built under the Accra-Tema Motorway to link East Legon and the Spintex Road in Accra.

The project, funded from the Ghana Road Fund, involved widening of the existing single lane tunnel into two lanes to accommodate huge traffic volumes, improve the capacity and efficiency of the East Legon and Spintex intersection.

Added to this is the installation of the lighting system for a pedestrian safety corridor.

President Akufo-Addo said it symbolized the road modernization programme being rolled out to make the roads safe for the people.

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He said the decision to grow green grass and trees around the tunnel to protect the environment from noise and air pollution was refreshing.

“This green environment will be replicated in adjoining communities around the Tema Interchange Project; a clear departure from the proliferation of the billboards we see around the vicinity of such projects.”

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President Akufo-Addo urged motorists and users of the tunnel to adhere to traffic management regulations put in place for the safety and convenience of everybody.

He repeated his government’s determination to go to every length to expand and improve the road network.


  1. Am disappointed for a whole President to go inugurate a simple small tunnel. Go to China and see massive infrastructure without the President using a whole presidency to go open them.

  2. Personally, I think ghc 25.3 for the project is a bit on the high side considering the volume and value of work. The work however, is a very neat one and resolved the traffic jam that used to occur at that part of Accra.

    Very professional job. Congrats to the contractors involved.

    Hope there was tender to enable other contractors to take part in bidding the job?

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