Potholes On Newly Commissioned Dodo Pepso Nkwanta Road Already? Hear What The DCE Says


The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Nkwanta South has expressed worry over the Dodo Nkwanta road potholes especially as the people’s safety is at stake.

The Dodo Nkwanta Road in the Volta region built at the cost of €25.9 million by Burkinabe Contractor Djibril Kanzoe is said to have developed some potholes which poses a threat to motorists.

The road as a matter of fact was commissioned on April 19, 2016 by President Mahama who reportedly praised Djibril Kanzoe, the Burkinabe Contractor for a job well done.

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According to reports, there are at least nine potholes on the Dodo Pepeso-Nkwanta road. Also some spots on Kankyakura-Gbadago section have begun wearing off, even though from afar, large sections of the road appear to be in good shape.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Nkwanta South has expressed worry over the Dodo Nkwanta road potholes, especially as the people’s safety is at stake. The DCE who has seen the roads himself has said that some sections of the road require serious engineering works.

Dodo Nkwanta road

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During the commissioning, President John Mahama was full of praise for the Burkinabe contractor, Djibril Kanazoe. More so, the so-called quality of the road had motivated government into offering an 82 million cedi, 28- kilometre road contract on the Wa-Nandom Hamile stretch in the Upper West Region, to the Burkinabe Contractor. However, he recently pulled out of the deal for unknown reasons.

This then raises questions as to whether the President has been sincere with Ghanaians on the trending car gift controversy.

A Joy FM expose revealed that Mahama collected a Ford Expedition gift valued at $100,000 from the Burkinabe contractor in 2012. The President has come under great scrutiny since the discovery, with many political stakeholders alleging that the gift was a form of bribe.

The new ‘potholes’ discovery has raised more course for thorough investigation into Mahama’s relationship with Djibril Kanzoe.