- Roads in the Volta Region are currently undergoing maintenance works
- The maintenance works are happening specifically on roads in Ho and Hohoe
- Residents in the region have expressed mixed reactions about the work being done on the roads
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In Ghana, a lot of roads get fixed or constructed in an election year and 2020 will be no different.
The two main political parties, New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC), have already started taking each other on, with respect to who has provided Ghanaians with infrastructure in the various sectors of the economy.
Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday, August 17, outlined over 17,000 infrastructure projects at various stages of completion by the NPP in the last three and a half years.
The opposition NDC has raised concerns with the claims of the Veep and even challenged President Akufo-Addo and the NPP to a debate on infrastructure compares in Ghana.
The NPP has declined the debate invitation, saying a debate with the NDC is not part of their campaign strategy for now.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo declared this year, a ‘Year of Roads’, with a focus on constructing and rehabilitating critical road infrastructure in the country.
The exact sections of roads are the 45-km Asikuma–Have road, the 53-km Have-Hohoe-Sokode-Bame road, and the 99km Ho-Dzodze-Denu road.
According to the Volta Regional Director of the Ghana Highway Authority (GHA), Philip Agbati, the works ongoing are no serious, but rather, routine maintenance of the roads.
Residents in the region have expressed their opinions about the ongoing works on the roads.
While some are unhappy because nothing was happening in their areas, others commended the government for initiating the works and hoped they would be completed in good time.
Some also complained about the deplorable road from Peki to Kpeve, which has affected the transportation of food crops from farms to market centres.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the vice president announced an online portal: deliverytracker.gov.gh, which serves as a database to track all developmental projects currently under construction, courtesy the NPP administration.
YEN.com.gh took a look at the infrastructure projects in the Volta Region.
A check on the website, deliverytracker.gov.gh shows 364 completed infrastructure projects in the Volta Region.
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