World Bank Team on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project Calls on the Ashanti Regional Minister

The World Bank team on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project led by Mr. Haileyesus on Wednesday 31st  May 2023, paid a courtesy call on the Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon. Simon Osei-Mensah. In attendance was the Chief Directot of the Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Council. Mrs. Emelia A. Botchway.

The Regional Minister stated that, the project implementation in Greater Kumasi involves all the various stakeholders and it makes the process easy. He reminded the World Bank team about the Project Implementation Plan which will ensure an effective progress. He noted the importance of having everything documented. Furthermore, he mentioned that the terminals to be constructed should only be at the ends of the road and the other transit points should be made Bus Stops, He also spoke on how best we can infused the ongoing project on the corridor into the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project for easy implementation. The Regional Minister is highly interested in this project and wants to see it to a successful end, as such, it is important to learn from similar project in other areas to ensure Greater Kumasi succeed in this.

Mr. Haileyesus the World Bank Team led, express this appreciation to the Ashanti Regional Co-ordinating Council for the support to the project. He was thankful to all stakeholders for their involvement and cooperation in the implementation plan of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project so far. Also, he talked about the project implementation plan of the project. Mr. Haileyesus indicated that, the plan will be made available to all stakeholders. The World Bank team is very excited about the Regional Minister’s interest in the project.

The Chief Director of the Regional Coordinating Council indicated that having a well-defined system in place will ensure the fast track of the project. A comprehensive program will produce an easy process as such its importance. Knowing the scope of the project will help identify the challenges, briefings and make recommendations.

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