Ashanti region won’t be toyed with; you will get your roads - Roads Minister

Ashanti region won’t be toyed with; you will get your roads - Roads Minister

- Kwesi Amoako Atta has said the Akufo-Addo administration will give the Ashanti Region its fair share of roads

- There are concerns that the administration ignored the region

- But, he has given his strongest assurance that he will ensure the region gets its fair share of good roads

Roads and Highways Minister, Kwesi Amoako Atta, has assured the people of the Ashanti Region that the Akufo-Addo administration will give them their fair share of good roads.

Per the Ministry’s figures, about 57% of the region’s roads are in “good and fair” condition and under a constant maintenance programme.

Ashanti region won’t be toyed with; you will get your roads - Roads Minister
Ashanti region won’t be toyed with; you will get your roads - Roads Minister
Source: UGC

That notwithstanding, Amoako Atta assured that the region will see massive road construction in President Akufo-Addo’s second term.

"...Ashanti Region will never be short-changed and your interest will not be toyed with as far as the road sector is concerned,” he was quoted as saying by Citi News.

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“Ashanti Region will always have its fair share of the national cake,” he added.

The Minister’s remarks are coming on the back of reports that his colleague in government, the Agric Minister, bemoaned the region’s deteriorating road networks.

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto said the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) neglected the Ashanti Region, the party’s electoral stronghold.

He reportedly told some of the party’s bigwigs in the region over the weekend that the Akufo-Addo administration failed the region in terms of road construction.

Meanwhile, the Agric Minister has dismissed reports that he was in Kumasi to announce his presidential ambition over the weekend.

Instead, he said he was in the capital of the Ashanti Region to rest and recover from a fever he was battling.

Afriyie Akoto’s denial followed reports that he met “some top-notch power brokers” of the NPP in Kumasi over the weekend where he announced his intention to join the scramble to lead the governing NPP into the 2024 elections.

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Afriyie Akoto, according to the reports informed the meeting which included some constituency chairpersons of his desire with the campaign slogan: Okumkom (Hunger Killer).

He, however, admitted he met the executives saying in a statement sighted by that: “As a former Member of Parliament in the region and as a senior member of this government, I accepted to grant audience to some party executives who had been making calls for a meeting to discuss matters concerning the welfare of the party.”

He said he will never put the president in an “uncomfortable situation” by using his name to campaign.

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