NDC’s road construction record for eight years is abysmal, embarrassing – Dr Bawumia
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has rated the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government’s performance in road construction as abysmal and most embarrassing for any sitting government.
According to him, the NDC failed to construct any major road during their eight- year tenure. The NDC led the country from January 2009 to January 2017.
Speaking at the sod cutting for Eastern corridor Hohoe-Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu Roads, Dr Bawumia noted contrary to all the nice pictures in the green book, the reality on the ground was very different.
He indicated for eight years, the previous government did not pay much attention to the Volta or Oti roads.
“I am sure NDC is very embarrassed by their records, it is an embarrassing record if the truth is to be told, ” he stated.
Throwing sarcastic jabs at the largest opposition, he quizzed “Eight years they didn’t do anything, they didn’t fix any major roads in the Upper West Region, not one did they complete.
We identified these roads more than two years ago when we came into office and they want to tell us they care more about the Volta and Oti than we the governing NPP. “
To nail down government’s intention towards the construction of the road, he said the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, had stipulated in the 2020 budget to construct the Hohoe-Jasikan road as part of the critical roads.
The critical roads are more than 30 major road projects slated for construction in all 16 regions.
“And we are seeing the Hohoe Jasikan raod and Jasikan-Dodopepesu is being done, ” he reiterated.
Meanwhile, the construction works on the 88 kilometres Hohoe-Jasikan to Dodo Pepesu stretch of the Eastern Corridor Road has commenced.
The Jasikan-Dodo Pepesu Project forms part of Phase 1 of the $2billion Government of Ghana/Sinohydro Master Project Agreement.
The Eastern Corridor Roads project, allotted as N2 of the National Road Network, begins from the Tema Motorway through to the Volta, Oti, Northern, North East and Upper East regions to neighbouring Burkina Faso.