Folks, Government’s claim that 2020 is the year of roads is very laughable.
Fact is, by close of 2020, a total of 3.2 billion cedis would have been taken out of the road fund alone and used for consumption through the useless capping policy of the Akufo-Addo government.
- 2017-800 million was capped from the road fund
- 2018-600 million capped
- 2019-1.2 billion capped
- 2020-600 million expected to be capped
Total-3.2 billion cedis.
This 3.2 billion, which is far more than the $500m dollars (2.5 billion cedis) Sinohydro loan government is trumpeting, would have done so much by way of roads, paid contractors who today have been ruined, accelerated movement of people and goods and generated revenue for the development of the country.
Which sensible person or government consumes free GHS3.2 billion tax revenue meant for roads and turns round to brag about borrowing 500 million dollars (2.5 billion cedis) for roads? Yet, this is the tragedy we face in Ghana today under the deceptive, insensitive, corrupt and nepotistic Akufo-Addo government.
In any case, none of the over hundred (100) road projects promised in the 2019 budget has been constructed. So what’s the guarantee that the promised roads in the 2020 budget will see the light of day?
Recycled road projects galore. Year of roads indeed! Talk is really cheap!