Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North constituency, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful
Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North constituency, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Declaring 2020 as a year to embark on a massive road construction project is not for election, says Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.

According to the Minister, the declaration is the Akufo-Addo-led government’s commitment to the development of Ghana.

“For me, I will say we are well on course as a government. If we say 2020 is a year of roads, it’s not because of elections,” she explained.

Speaking on Adom TV’s Badwam, Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said road works have already begun in parts of the country.

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 “If you look at things done by this government, you will realize God has been good, considering the kind of economy we inherited but we have achieved a lot in every sector of the economy.”

She added the Eastern Corridor roads which were poorly constructed by the NDC will be fixed by the Akufo-Addo-led government.

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, presenting the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policy in Parliament on Wednesday announced 2020 as a year of roads for the Akufo-Addo government.

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“Today, the cry everywhere in Ghana is about the poor state of our roads. It is an unprecedented cry and makes you wonder where all the roads in the NDC’s Green Book are,” he said.

“Mr Speaker, this is why we are going to focus more on fixing our 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,” Mr Ofori-Atta told parliamentarians.