The Minister for Roads and Highways has dismissed media reports he was beaten to pulp during a site inspection ahead of the construction of a tunnel to link Spintex Road to East Legon.
Rather, Hon. Kwesi Amoako Atta said he was heckled by workers of a company operating illegally on that parcel of land.
Three persons are currently in custody at the East Legon police station after they openly fought the Roads Minister.
The three who are workers of Atpage Limited and Ottis Equipment waged war against the Roads Minister after he demanded their businesses be relocated from the shoulders of the Tema motorway.
The workers who had parked their excavators vowed not to leave the place claim they illegally acquired the parcel of land.
This generated into a scuffle and the aggrieved workers revolted against Mr. Amoako Atta.
Reacting to the issue on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Tuesday, the Roads Minister said the attack on him shows the “level of indiscipline in the country”.
He could not fathom why someone illegally occupying a government land will fight state authority doing the right thing.
“The indiscipline in this country if we don’t check it will affect the development of Ghana”. He bemoaned.
The Road Minister said he has issued a 2-week ultimatum to all companies and squatters along the stretch to relocate.
Hon. Amoako Atta added that his ministry is so far satisfied with progress of works and he is optimistic the contractor will deliver on time.
“I won’t allow few indiscipline people to stall the construction of the roads which will ease traffic in the area” he stated.