The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana,Dr. Bawumia stated the Akufo-Addo government’s record in road creation withinside the beyond 5 years can’t be matched by any government withinside the 4th Republic, bringing up the development and rehabilitation of essential road networks withinside the country to buttress his claim.
Echoing the Akufo-Addo government’s dedication to expand more roads withinside the country to ease travels Dr Bawumia stated:
“Ladies and Gentlemen, the Government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is undertaking various road development projects throughout the country. As we all know, roads are the arteries through which development flows,”.
“In the last five years, as opposed to the lip-service by the previous NDC government on the Eastern Corridor roads, the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commenced, and in some cases completed a substantial amount of work on the Eastern Corridor road.”
“For example: On the Tema-Akosombo stretch, M/S Inzag from Germany is working on the dualization between Tema and Asutsuare and constructing two interchanges – one at Ashaiman Roundabout and the other at Asutsuare; the Asikuma-Junction and Have stretch is being done by First Sky; the Have-Hohoe stretch is under construction by Green House; Hohoe-Jasikan stretch is by Rollider; Jasikan-Dodi-Pepesu – Sino Hydro has completed the stretch; Nkwanta-Oti-Damonko stretch-by M/S China Jianxi;
Kpassa-Oti Damonko stretch-by M/S First Sky; and Oti Damonko-Bimbilla-Yendi-Gushegu stretch is also ongoing”
“In the Northern Region alone, the construction of critical roads is busily ongoing. Some of these include: the Zabzugu –Nakpali -51km is 60% complete; Salaga-Kpandai 52km is 50% complete; Salaga-Bimbilla 71km is 56% complete; Upgrading of Nantong-Karaga 61km is 45% complete; and Upgrading of Karaga-Gushegu 24km is 30% complete.”
Dr. Bawumia confident that President Akufo-Addo’s 2nd announcement of 2022 as another year of roads will hold unabated because “good road networks are important in linking manufacturers to markets, employees to jobs, students to schools, and the unwell to hospitals. Undoubtedly, roads are important to any improvement plan.”
The sod-slicing ceremony, which became greeted with pleasure and appreciation with the aid of using individuals of the beneficiary communities, was graced with the aid of using Roads Minister, Kwesi Amoako Attah; Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul; Interior Minister Ambrose Dery; Youth and Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif; MP for Yendi Farouk Aliu Mahama; Deputy Energy Minister and MP for Karaga Mohammed Amin Adam; Deputy Transport Minister and MP for Gushegu Hassan Tampuli; Deputy Roads Minister and MP for Pru West Stephen Jalula; Deputy Gender Minister and MP for Walewale Hajia Lariba Abudu; amongst other dignitaries, along with traditional and religious leaders.