Minister promises massive road construction in 2019 with Chinese money

Minister promises massive road construction in 2019 with Chinese money

Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Attah, has given an assurance that the government will undertake several road projects across the country in 2019 to improve road conditions.

Amoako-Attah was answering questions in Parliament and he told the legislature that the current challenge was the lack of funds to execute road projects.

But he committed that government would begin road projects in the first half of next year with funds from the $2 billion Sinohydro facility.

Citinewsroom.com reports the minister hopes the road constructions and bridges, would be executed in all regions.

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The minister's assurance comes in the wake of the recent calls and demonstrations for the government to fix roads and footbridges to reduce the spate of motor accidents.

Mr Amoako-Attah said the government intended to put CCTV cameras at the major bridges to discourage the theft.

YEN.com.gh reported last week presidents of Adentan in Greater Accra engaged security officials in a violent protest over what the residents claim is the local government's unwillingness to complete a footbridge on the highway.

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The protests seem to have yielded immediate results as the ministry has embarked on completing the footbridge on the Adentan-Madina Highway.

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