Member of Parliament for Assin Central in the Central region,  Kennedy Ohene Agyapong  is up in arms with government over the Ghana Sinohydro deal that seeks to construct feeder roads in the country.

 Parliament approved the $2 billion Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) between Ghana and Sinohydro Corporation Limited in July for construction of priority infrastructure projects.

Sinohydro Group Limited of China will provide $2billion of infrastructure of government’s choice in exchange for Ghana’s refined bauxite.

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But speaking on Adom TV’s Badwam show, Ken Agyapong wondered why the contract was not given to Ghanaian entities but to Chinese Company that will cost Ghana more.

 “We need to empower Ghanaians. This deal is not free but a loan. I cannot support a loan agreement which would be paid by my grandchild. We cannot continue allow the Chinese to dupe us.” According to Mr. Agyapong, though his constituency is a potential beneficiary, the country’s interest comes first above personalgains.

“I don’t stand for only the New Patriotic Party (NPP) but for Ghana. I will put Ghana first ahead of all of these,” he said.

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Intra-urban and national roads would be constructed in the first phase of the MPSA while the second phase, expected to cost US$1.5billion will include building of hospitals, schools, bridges and roads in rural communities.

New roads earmarked for construction include Ahnwia Nkwanta-Obuasi, Nyinahini-Kyekyewere,  Nyinahini-Awisesu, Manhyia Sub-Metro, Suame Sub-Metro, and Tafo roads.

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Others are Pankrono Sub-Metro, Kwadaso Sub-Metro roads, Mampong inner city roads, Atebubu-Kwame Danso-Kojokrom and the Sunyani Inner Ring Roads.

New Abirem-Ofoase-Akim Oda, Kessekrom-Adiembra, Awakrom-Amisano (Ekumfi), PTC Interchange, Takoradi, Sunyani inner city roads, Berekum inner city roads and Elubo -Enchi-Kramokrom-Akotombra roads complete the list.

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