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President Nana Akufo-Addo declared 2020 as “year of roads” during the budget presentation to parliament in 2019.
Two of his appointees - Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo and Member of Parliament for Akyem Oda, William Agyapong Quaittoo are giving Ghanaians conflicting updates about the state of the roads in the area.
While the incumbent MP for the Akyem Oda say it is impossible to have asphalted roads in the area because there is no plant to produce the materials used to surface the roads, the Senior Minister also claims roads in three communities in the Eastern Region including Akyem Oda will all be surfaced before the end of 2020.
“To me, sometimes we use the word ‘asphalt’ wrongly. The people of Oda must be made aware that for now, it will be difficult for them to see their roads surfaced with asphalt. Because the plant first has to be built near the area where the project is taking place but currently, there is no asphalt plant close to Oda area,” Mr. Agyapong Quaittoo said in a radio interview.
But the former MP for Akyem Oda, Mr. Osafo Maafo also said: “roads in the region will benefit significantly from resurfacing by the time Nana Akufo-Addo leaves office as President of the Republic”.
The Senior Minister addressing an excited gathering said oads within the entire “Oda township as well as those in Nkawkaw and Koforidua, are all going to be resurfaced with asphalt".
The divergent views of the two top NPP politicians have led Ghanaians to question whether the roads in the Eastern Region will be constructed before the 2020 elections.
In the Ablekuma West constituency, the vetting committee of the NPP, failed Mr. Albert Kan Dapaah Jr.
Mr. Dapaah Jr was contesting incumbent Member of Parliament, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful to become the parliamentary candidate for the constituency.
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