- The Minister of Roads and Highways revealed Akufo-Addo almost wept when he travelled on the bad Hamile road in the Upper West Region for the first time
- Amoako Atta noted that that particular stretch was in such a bad condition that travelling on it with Akufo-Addo was almost impossible
- He added that the president instructed that the road should be fixed immediately
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From past to successive governments, the issue of deplorable roads and immotorable road networks has been the plight of many communities especially those in the rural areas.
Both governments, try as they would, have not been able to meet the demands for all deplorable roads to be fixed as the road networks to communities keep springing up.
The roads in Northern Ghana have over the years been named as one of the very bad road networks in the country.
The Minister of Roads and Highways recently revealed that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo almost wept when he travelled on the bad Hamile road in the Upper West Region for the first time.
According to Roads Minister, that particular stretch was in such a bad condition that travelling on it with Akufo-Addo was almost impossible.
In a report filed by JoyNews, Kwesi Amoako-Attah said the president immediately gave him instructions to see to it that the road was constructed as a matter of urgency.
He, however, indicated that the Hamile road has now been asphalted.
“... The President of the Republic said I felt like weeping. He then directed me to work on the road. Today, my engineers are here, that road to Hamile is done and brought to a bituminous level” he said.
Amoako-Attah indicated that the government is seriously constructing and fixing deplorable roads across the country.
Meanwhile, government says it will construct and complete 120 bridges by the end of 2021.
This assurance is coming from the Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako-Atta.
Speaking to the media, the minister revealed that these bridges include 50 bridges under the Czech Bridges Programme of which “bridge components are being fabricated in Czech Republic with the arrival of 21 of them in the country pending the start of work”.
The bridges also include Dikpe, Iture, and Ankobra Bridge, the Volivo cable-stay bridge, Adawso to Ekyeamanfrom bridge over the Volta lake in Afram Plains, 89 Mabey Bailey bridges as well as the reconstruction of Buipe, Yapei, and Daboya bridges.
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