The former Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways and Member of Parliament (MP) for the Wassa East constituency, Hon Isaac Adjei Mensah has challenged the government to prove its claim of constructing ten thousand kilometres of roads in the upcoming budget statement.
Speaking to Opemsuo News, the former Deputy Minister asked the Minister for Roads and Highways Hon kwasi Amoako Atta to prove his claim before parliament through validation.
“Contractors have abandoned most roads under construction due to the lack of funds and these roads have since deteriorated. The government is not being truthful to Ghanaians. Where are the ten thousand kilometres of roads? The President cannot point out a single road he started afresh and completed within his seven-year period in office except the Kyebi town roads which were already existing, they just did asphalt overlay.”
“The NPP misconstrue road maintenance as road construction which is not. Only 78,432 kilometers has been validated according to their own records so where from the additional ten thousand kilometers?” he questioned.
The former deputy minister accused the NPP government of abandoning roads started under former President Mahama’s regime in 2016 to deteriorate.
“Finally, I’m expecting the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta to show us the condition of our roads and its level of completion backed by evidence and validation.”
Story by Nana Kwaku Boffah