Osafo Maafo explains why Volta region was not part of 2020 budget

Osafo Maafo explains why Volta region was not part of 2020 budget

The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, has apologised for what he describes as mistakes in details of the budget apportioned for road works, come 2020

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According to him, the absence of road projects for the Volta Region in the 2020 budget, was an obvious mistake in the document.

Explaining issues on the Citi Breakfast Show on Thursday, November 14, 2019, he said he was seemingly taken aback by the omission of that very important detail.

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Osafo Maafo said he has since conferred with the sector minister who confirmed that there was indeed a list of Volta Region roads.

“When I also saw it, I asked myself, how could it be because there were 15 regions instead of 16 and I asked him [the sector minister] and he said we have a whole list for the Volta Region.”

He cited the Volivo bridge and all roads associated with the bridge, adding that it cannot be so that there are no roads in the Volta Region.

The Volivo 540m bridge will run across the Volta River on the Eastern Corridor Road.

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Meanwhile, during the presentation of the 2020 Budget statement, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta, said the government would focus and prioritize road projects so as 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 said.

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