A Deputy Finance Minister, Charles Adu-Boahene, has promised that in 2020 Ghanaians would not have to struggle to travel, as the road would be smooth without potholes.
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According to him, the previous government is to be blamed for securitizing road funds, which has made it quite a daunting tax for the NPP government to fix the roads in the country.
Speaking on CitiFM's Eyewitness News, Adu-Boahen said despite these problems, the NPP government is committed to ridding the country’s road network of potholes and maintain them from next year and beyond.
“I believe no potholes is one of the many things. I think we need the maintenance. We are suffering because in 2016/2016 the previous government securitize the road funds. We want to eliminate all the potholes on our roads and make sure that the roads are navigable and the shock absorbers don’t suffer. This is a promise from me,” he said.
During the presentation of the 2020 Budget statement, the Minister of Finance Ken Ofori Atta said the government would focus and prioritize road projects to improve infrastructure in that sector
“Mr. Speaker, Ghanaians want action on our roads, not words or plans or Green Book claims about what has been done. We intend to swing into action and let our work do the talking for us. Mr. Speaker with this large number of roads to be constructed, the year 2020 can aptly be described as “The Year of Roads” along with a focus on all our flagship programmes, he added.
In other news, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that the promises made by President Nana Akufo-Addo prior to 2016 elections have all been redeemed.
According to Ofori-Atta, the Free Senior High School, One Villiage, One Dam and the Planting for Food and Jobs programme, have benefited many Ghanaians
“Mr Speaker, I am proud to stand here and declare that the President has redeemed virtually all the pledges he made to the people of Ghana. Mr. Speaker, the numbers indeed don’t lie and I have some numbers that make interesting reading”, the Minister said.
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