Information reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that construction works on the 88-kilometre Hohoe-Jasikan to Dodo Pepesu stretch of the Eastern corridor road has begun.
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The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday, November 19, cut sod at Jasikan for works to begin on the stretch of road which according to him, was neglected by the erstwhile NDC government.
Bawumia said of all the critical roads listed in the 2020 budget, Hohoe-Jasikan and Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu are the only roads to commence.
The Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu Project forms part of Phase 1 of the $2billion Government of Ghana/Sinohydro Master Project Agreement.
The Eastern Corridor Roads project, allotted as N2 of the National Road Network, begins from the Tema Motorway through to the Volta, Oti, Northern, North East and Upper East regions to neighbouring Burkina Faso.
Dr Bawumia assured residents of Oti Region that government would ensure the project is completed on schedule, and they would receive their fair share of development projects as all regions shall be receiving.
Bawumia reiterated the government's plan for fixing critical roads in the country.
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Meanwhile, 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.
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.
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