Politics Wed, 15 Mar 2023

Most of Akufo-Addo’s constructed roads are on paper – Joseph Yamin

The National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Yamin, has labelled the sitting president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as a leader boastful of awarding road construction projects on paper but who has failed to follow up with the needed resources to create impact.

Reacting to reports from the Deputy Minister of Roads suggesting that road construction will come to a halt because of a lack of funds, the NDC leader noted that he was not surprised by the government’s position, as they enjoy talking but not the action.

Speaking on Opemsuo FM in Kumasi, the NDC National Organizer, intimated that the Nana Addo-led administration is beyond a failure.

“I will not challenge this government when they claim to have constructed more roads than any other government. You see, it is only people who do not know the facts that will accept these things. The NPP under Nana Addo in Ashanti alone has awarded over six thousand kilometres of roads on paper but have only completed just thousand five hundred also.”

“Is this not someone who is a master of road construction? Where are the roads in the Ashanti region? Why are people still complaining about their roads?”

“I drove past the Suame roundabout; all the corrugated sheets that were used to cordon off the place have come off, and now the roundabout is bare for all to see. There is nothing happening there,” he revealed.

He said the government of the day had not taken residents of Ashanti seriously and has been toying with critical developmental issues in the region. Citing numerous sod cuttings by the government with no real impacts, he fell short of calling the government a fraud.

“Just in Kumasi alone, Nana Addo, Bawumia and Amoako Atta have all come to cut sod for the same hundred kilometres of road. Just go and read all the headlines. It is the same story always but no work to see.”

“I can confidently say one of the leading contractors, Kofi Job, who is handling most of Kumasi roads, you go to the site, and almost all his machines are parked. Why? He is owed by this government,” Yamin retorted.
Source: mynewsgh.com