Rehabilitation work has began on the collapsed bridge over the Fosu lagoon at Cape Coast in the Central Region.
The bridge caved-in in May last year thereby affecting commuters and passengers using the road to OLA, Elmina and the Metropolitan hospital.
The Cape Coast Metropolitan Chief Executive, Anthony Egyir Aikins in an interview with the Times said, the rehabilitation was a temporary measure and that an elaborate design to reconstruct the bridge and also dredge the Fosu Lagoon which has become silted would soon be carried out.
He said that two bridges at Ankaful and Ekon both in the metropolis were also being rehabilitated.
Mr Aikins said, the rehabilitation work had become necessary following complaints by residents over its delay.
He added that the assembly has paid a commitment fee of GH¢50,000 for the release of land at Mpeasem, a programme initiated by the previous administration, to facilitate the relocation of the mechanics and Sewdu to Mpeasum.
The relocation, he said, would pave the way for the dredging of the Fosu Lagoon towards the restoration of its ecological status.
He appealed to the residents to cooperate with the assembly in promoting the development of the area to promote tourism.
Some residents had accused the assembly for not renovating the bridge over a period of one year due to politics.