More than 50 road projects were executed by the Akufo-Addo administration in the last four years, a sector Minister-designate, Kwasi Amoako-Attah has said.
This, Mr Amoako-Attah says translates into about 25,000 kilometers of such projects to improve the country’s road infrastructure.
“A lot has been done in the [road] sector, Mr Amoako-Attah was quoted by citinewsroom.com as he appeared before a Vetting Committee of Parliament to confirm his re-appointment.
“For the past four years generally, and last year especially, aggressive work was done in the road sector. This is being appreciated and seen across the county.
“We have done almost 1,200 kilometers of asphalt overlays. In terms of surface dressing, we have done about 50 to 55 different road projects which add up to not less than 25,000 kilometers”, he told the committee.
Delivering his inaugural speech on Thursday, January 7, 2021, President Nana Akufo-Addo said he will largely focus and prioritize road projects to improve infrastructure this year.
“Our roads are being constructed at a faster pace than before, and yes, there are still many more kilometres to construct. We defined last year as the year of roads. This year will be the second year of roads as we continue with our focus on dealing with the deficits of our road infrastructure.”
He also committed to the development of the railway sector in his second term.
“The development of our rail sector on which considerable resources and energies are being devoted will open up the country and also help realise the goal of regional and continental integration.”
President Akufo-Addo further pledged to roll out more infrastructural projects in his second term.
“The percentage of Ghanaians without access to potable water is said to be reduced significantly, following the commencement of water projects across the country. The majority of Ghanaians live in unacceptable housing, and we shall tackle the problem with vigour.”
Source: Daily Mail GH