The Akufo-Addo government has assured residents in the Ashanti region of massive road infrastructural development during its second term.
This is according to Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Attah as he rejects claims that the ruling New Patriotic party has failed to construct roads in the region which happens to be its stronghold.
Although concerns have been raised about the poor nature of roads in the region, the Ministry however says 57% of the roads in the region are in good and fair condition and are being maintained under routine and periodic maintenance program.
Mr Amoako-Attah who is embarking on a nationwide tour to inspect ongoing projects reiterated that the government will give the needed attention to roads in the Ashanti Region.
“I want to assure the people of this region that developmental programmes in Ghana as a whole will be looked at in its entirety and every region will get its first share of the national cake, but Ashanti Region will never be short-changed and your interest will not be toyed with as far as the road sector is concerned. Ashanti Region will always have its fair share of the national cake,” he said.
“I am privileged to lead that sector on behalf of President Akufo-Addo. So while looking at the whole situation, there is no way I will joke and toy with Ashanti Region. If you look at asphalt overlay, we started with 227 kilometres plan for Ashanti Region. As I speak, we have completed 174 kilometres,” the Minister added.
He also announced that five more interchanges will be constructed in the Ashanti Region.
The completion of these projects, is expected to ease vehicular traffic experienced at major intersections within the Ashanti Region.
Suame, Oforikrom, Bekwai, Suame and Santasi roundabouts have been identified as areas the interchange projects will impact.
Source: Daily Mail GH