President Nana Akufo-Addo and the Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Attah have been charged to ensure that funds are released for road maintenance.
A former Member of Parliament (MP) for the La Dadekotopon Constituency, Nii Amasah Namoale, who made this appeal, said major road projects have been suspended for many years because the government has refused to release funds.
“I will appeal to President Akufo-Addo and the Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Attah that they should release the monies for the maintenance of our roads,” he urged.
Speaking on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem Monday, the former MP said it was the responsibility of the Ministry of Roads and Highways to provide and maintain an integrated, cost-effective, safe and sustainable road transport network responsive to the needs of users.
“Old roads are deteriorating and my worry is that the NPP government has failed to maintain these roads for road users. The deplorable nature of our roads is causing danger to those who ply that road,” he said.
He said the erstwhile Mahama-led government had an excellent record of fixing the nation’s deplorable roads/highways before Ghanaians voted the regime out of power.