Bernard Allotey Jacobs

A former Central Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has revealed why road construction delays in Ghana.

According to Mr Bernard Allotey Jacobs, Government of Ghana has turned road construction into political projects just to garner votes.

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“Government is expected to be a continuous project but what do we see in Ghana, works have become political projects because of elections. Road construction can take a full political term just to favour a government,” he said.

Speaking on Adom FM’s ‘Dwaso Nsem’ show on Tuesday, the Social Democrat said there must be a national dialogue on the financing of national projects in Ghana.

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“We should be able to have a national dialogue on the financing of our national projects just like we have been made aware that free senior high school is supported with our oil money, we must know the source of funds for our roads,” he said.

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He added: “There are lots of lies in awarding contracts so sometimes when the contracts are awarded, they are without budget attachments and contractors will have to pre-finance the project with loans but when they don’t get their monies back, they also abandon the project.”

Source: | Gertrude Otchere