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General News Sun, 24 Nov 2019

Dangerous holes in the heart of Accra

There appears to be an awful lot of destroyed roads in the country, even in the capital.

Perhaps, the New Patriotic Party’s ‘Year of Roads’ projects may be helpful enough to rid the country of these deplorable roads which not only pose danger to citizens but also may be affecting the general outlook of the country on the international front, especially with the ‘Year of Return’ theme.

One of such roads which has been left destroyed is the Sakumono Estates road in Tema-Accra. Tema is one of Accra's biggest cities and yet many of the roads in Sakumono, are filled with potholes, making the route unmotorable.

An outpour on Thursday, November 21 even brought out the poor state of the roads. Photos captured after the downpour and sighted by ghanaweb showed the road in a ‘polka-dotted’ -like state. Little rings in the roads were filled with remnants of the rains.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has noted government’s plans to work on infrastructure, constructing major roads in the country and other roads also.

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

“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, government will pay 80% of all contractors,” according to him.

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Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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