10,875 Km Of Roads Constructed Under Akufo-Addo Includes Unpaved Ones - Roads Ministry
Following the contentious update by President Akufo-Addo on roads constructed under his tenure, the Roads and Highways Ministry has clarified that the 10,875 kilometres of roads constructed as claimed by the President during State of the Nation address, includes ongoing works on unpaved roads. Technically, any
activity on the road amounts to construction hence, His Excellency the President’s statement that so far, more roads have been built, improved and upgraded than at any other equivalent period under any government in the history of Ghana, the ministry also explained in a statement. It said a lot of investment had gone into
both the paved and unpaved roads to improve the riding quality on our roads. The construction work the Ministry also said it does on unpaved roads includes grading, graveling, re-graveling, and spot improvement. The Ministry said in 2017, the total network size was 78,402 km and as of the end of 2021, the projected network size had increased to 94,203km. It added that these
developments are currently undergoing validation. The Ministry’s response comes after some criticism from some members of the Minority in Parliament. The Ranking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee of Parliament, Kwame Agbodza, called on the government to back the President’s update with data, threatening to resign as MP for Adaklu if they were able to prove the claim.