- President Akufo-Addo has assured of completing the Eastern Corridor roads
- Contrary to claims by John Mahama that Nana Addo was sleeping and enjoying his ride on the stretch during the 2016 elections, Nana Addo says it is a terrible road
- The government has assured of fixing the road network and also completing it
President Akufo-Addo has come hard against the former president, John Mahama, over the poor road network on the Eastern Corridor Road.
It may be recalled that John Mahama teased Akufo-Addo of sleeping during his tour in the Western Region while he was contesting to be president ahead of the 2016 election.
Nana Addo responded to this saying the Mahama administration failed to honour its promise in fixing bad roads in the country.
This what Mahama said some years back on the campaign trail:
“During my campaign in 2012, I realized that most of the roads here are very bad. I made the promise to invest heavily in roads here if I am elected President.
I have kept my promise. Under the cocoa roads programme, most of the projects are in the Western Region. The majority of roads in this region are many, I cannot name them. I heard someone came here and said he had not seen these roads. I am sure he was sleeping at the time”.
During his visit to the Volta Region, President Akufo took the chance to reply Mahama word-for-word. This is what he said during the visit:
“President Mahama was saying that the period of his office has seen infrastructural development that we had never seen in Ghana before, unprecedented infrastructural development, and then I said I don’t see this unprecedented development, everywhere I go, I was on bad roads, and he said I was asleep on the road and that is why I didn’t see the good development that had taken place.
Today, I’ve come on the eastern corridor road and I didn’t sleep one inch, I couldn’t sleep [because the road was bad]. We are going to fix it, Amoako Atta [Roads Minister] has told you he is going to fix it, we are going to fix it and it will not be for anybody to say whether somebody is asleep or not asleep, they will see that the roads have been fixed”.
The Eastern Corridor Road, designated as N2 of the National Road Network, is a South to North Road which begins from the Tema Motorway and ends at Kulungugu on the country’s border with Burkina Faso.
This is 965 kilometers long and laces the Greater Accra, Eastern, Volta, Northern and Upper East Regions.
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