He said contractor for the project is mobilising to move to site and expressed confidence that work on the 15 kilometre road linking farming communities in the Ho-Kpeta Zone of Asogli would begin in a few weeks.
Mr Kpodo gave the assurance following a petition by the Youth of Kpenoe and Takla asking President John Dramani Mahama to intervene and fix the road to avert the boycott of the December polls by the communities.
Mr Kpodo explained that price revision and separation of the Barracks-Tokokoe contract from that of Matse is what delayed the work and asked the people to exercise restraint, saying, agitation would not work.
He said approval has been given for the construction of the road in 2015 and the procurement process is being concluded for work to start.
“I sympathise with them but they will be happy very soon. The contractor has been introduced to the site and the chiefs, so there is no doubt that the work will be done,” Mr Kpodo stated.
The Youth of Kpenoe and Takla in a petition to President Mahama, made available to the Ghana News Agency said he at the 2015 Yam Festival of the chiefs and people of Asogli promised that the Ho Barracks-Tokokoe stretch would be fixed “soon”.
They asked the President to make good his promise, else they would boycott the December polls.
The petition, signed by Sohefia Amevor, said the bad nature of the road makes it very difficult for farmers to move their produce to neighbouring towns.
The petition alleged that health workers and teachers posted to the communities are irregular because the roads are inaccessible, a situation affecting their health, especially maternal healthcare and the performance of pupils in the area at the Basic Education Certificate Examination.
The people of Kpenoe and Takla are predominantly farmers who rely on the cultivation of fresh vegetables, cassava and yam.
Source: GNA/News Ghana