The execution of the project was met with delays,demonstrations in the district but it presented a massive joy to the people of Kumasi especially those who ply the road after the construction was fully completed.
The Sofoline interchange forms part of the Kumasi-Sunyani road and the construction of the Interchange came as a blessing paving way for smooth traffic and reducing congestion in the Sofoline area while its underpass is to save people and pedestrians from crossing the entire road to get to the other side.
It’s a time-saving project since people who are going to use the underpass will get to their destinations faster and easily.
At first, a look inside the underpass brought joy to the heart of commuters with design using historic pictures of some important personalities in Ghana like the Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu II, former president Jerry John Rawlings, Former president John Agyekum Kuffour, former president John Dramani Mahama and current president Nana Addo Dankwah Akoffu Addo including some celebrities like Nana Ama Mcbrown.
Surprisingly, a visit to the place by Silver FM's Akwadaa Nyame during his regular report at the Omanbapa Morning Show hosted by Kwabena Ampratwum indicates that despite the pleasing looks of the underpass people have managed to turn the place into a dumping site with trash being dumped over the entire place.
The scene is both shocking and disgusting. You might ask yourself who is to be blamed for this. Government or the People?.
Speaking to some Drivers and traders who trade around the Interchange, some of them complained that commuters who use the under pass throw the refuse inside.
Mr Abanga Simon, a cement seller said, he used to sweep inside the footbridge everyday but yet the place keep on been dirty because of some bad attitude by the users.
Another trader also blame the city authority for not doing their work for taking the refuse container in the area on time which later spread around when ever the win blow.
Akwadaa Nyame (Silver FM)