More Promises Gov't To Spend $1 Billion On Roads Construction

President John Mahama said government would spend one billion dollars to construct roads.

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President John Dramani Mahama said the Government would spend one billion dollars annually for the next five years to construct roads across the country.

He said the move formed part of Government’s transformation agenda to construct all-weather roads to link regional and district capitals that would ensure easy transportation and enhance economic activities.

President Mahama said this at Yendi on Saturday when he cut the sod for the commencement of reconstruction of the 209 kilometre Oti Damanko-Nakpanduri Road, which is the lot five and six of the Eastern Corridor roads.

The Oti Damanko-Nakpanduri Road, expected to be completed by October, 2016, is being financed jointly by the Brazilian Government and the Government of Ghana with an amount of 240 million dollars and 50 million dollars respectively bringing the total contract sum to 290 million dollars.

The project, when completed, would enhance economic activities between the Volta and Northern regions, improve the standard of living of the people and contribute to Government’s efforts at bringing development to the northern sector of the country. 

President Mahama underscored the importance of road infrastructure in the development of the country and expressed Government’s commitment to construct and improve the condition of the road network of the country.

He, therefore, directed the Minister of Roads and Highways to travel to China within the next few days to secure funding to commence the reconstruction of the remaining stretch of the Eastern Corridor road; the Nakpanduri-Kulungugu Road.

He said the Government had also planned to reconstruct the Western Corridor roads to enhance transportation.

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