The Tema-Aflao road which forms part of the Abidjan-Lagos corridor is said to be expanded from two lanes to six lanes, an environmental and climate climate change consultant has revealed in an interview.
“The Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Road is a highway divided into three lots. Lot 1 is from Abidjan in Ivory Coast to Apemenim in the Western Region of Ghana. Lot 2 starts from Apemenim to Akanu in the Volta Region of Ghana and Lot 3 falls from Akanu to Lagos in Nigeria. PEARL Consultancy has been awarded Lot 2.”
“We are therefore here to gather information to do what we call scoping reports to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),” he explained.
According to him, “there are five regions; Western, Central, Greater Accra, Eastern and Volta regions with 14 districts in all which have been captured within the alignment of the exercise. Sege, Koluedor, Adokorpe, Kasseh and communities along the road will be affected in the Ada West and East districts.”
The stakeholders are to identify some positive impacts such as movement within and outside the district to other places like Tema, Accra, Abidjan, Togo and even Nigeria travelling very easy and time saving.
The move is said to attract businesses to the district and will also boost trading and economic activities and will reduce the rate of accidents as drivers will be comfortable when driving.
Others also expressed fears on increment prices of plots of land and rents should the project goes through.