The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) is set to provide streets light on the Accra-Tema Motorway.
The Accra-Tema Motorway street lighting forms part of MiDA’s
plans to provide some 18,000 streets lights in Accra, capital of Ghana.
The exercise, which is expected to cover about 200km, will lead to installation of street lights at areas where there are no street lights and replacement of non-functioning existing street lights.
The 19-km Accra-Tema Motorway, which was built during the era of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President in 1965 to link the harbour city of Tema and Accra, has been without street lights for ages.However, in June 2002, there was a report by the Ghana News Agency that the government of the West African nation was to spend 1.95 million cedis to light the motorway.
The project was to commemorate the country’s Golden Jubilee in 2007.
The project had some challenges that delayed its completion.
The late President Atta Mills’ administration commenced the motorway street lights project but the project couldn’t be completed.
Unfortunately, criminals along the motorway stole most of the electrical cables while irresponsible and reckless drivers knocked down most of the poles.
Many users of the road have lamented over the poor visibility on the road especially in the night.
It was the hope of many users of the road that one day the government would be concerned about the sad situation and act.