The New Juaben North Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Boateng Agyemang has accused the Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) of supervising the deterioration of roads which the country has spent so many funds and must be scrapped.
He explained that the GHA has outlived its importance because roads in the country are practically constructed by contractors yet the GHA sits on the fence whiles our roads diminish.
‘As against the legislative duty of the Ghana Highway Authority, it is undeniable that the Authority has failed to match up to the expectations of road users,’ Kwadwo Boateng Agyemang told Kwaku Dawuro on Pae Mu Ka on Accra based Kingdom FM 107.7.
He noted that Ghana spends a lot of funds for road construction but road maintenance continues to be a bane owing to the poor management by GHA.
Chairman Kwadwo Boateng Agyemang wants a Monitoring Team in place of the GHA saying he is disappointed in the latter.
The Finance Minister in delivering the 2020 budget statement stressed a focus fixing roads across the country in 2020 and beyond.
“To get the road sector moving and contractors back to work, the government will pay 80% of all contractors,” the Finance Minister said.
The government has also identified what it described as “critical roads” across each of the 16 regions in the country.
The Finance Minister also said Cocobod has also secured funds to continue with ongoing and new cocoa roads.
By : Aboagye Frank Jackson / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdomfmonline.com / Jakoadepa@gmail.com / Ghana / 2019