Roads Minister Kwasi Amoako-Attah has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to completing all road projects within the Sekyere Kumawu District of the Ashanti Region.
Contractors started vigorous work a few weeks before the by-election that was held following the death of the MP for the area Philip Basoah. Critics however took on the government questioning the timing of the project casting doubts that the project would not see the light of day.
The contractor was however on-site when Mr Amoako-Attah paid a working visit to the town with his team from the Ministry on Thursday (June 8). The minister urged residents to disregard recent reports that the project has been abandoned as he took on his critics describing them as “doubting Thomases”.
He also stressed that the government is committed to giving a facelift to roads in the Assin North Constituency, despite public comments that the roads are being constructed to buy votes ahead of the by-election.
“Any road work going on anywhere will continue for Ghanaians to see because they will be amazed. So those engaging in political propaganda, even though a lot of work has been done, have not seen anything yet. More are coming, and by 27th in the Assin North elections, by the grace of God, we are going to win it like we won the Kumawu seat,” he added.
Mr Amoako-Attah further challenged those making allegations to get their facts straight before commenting on issues.
“Those saying we are now working on the roads should know and learn when those contracts were awarded. Some of the projects have even been completed. From next week we are going to start commissioning roads in Assin North, and if it takes one week to complete, they will let us know.”
“There are as many as 12 road projects currently going on, and contractors are on-site, and a number of them have been completed,” he stated.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH