The Member of Parliament for Atiwa West Constituency in the Eastern Region and current Minister for Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah has made a promise to Ghanaians that his government is planning to construct 6,000km of roads, 200 bridges, and 20 interchanges in the next 4 years.
Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah talked about 4,000km of roads already constructed, the 7 interchanges worked on and the over 40 bridges built in the first term of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's administration. He further explained what it takes to get these programs completed in the next 4 years.
But most Ghanaians reacted that the New Patriotic Party's promises on roads cannot be trusted because prior to the 2020 general elections, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo promised Ghanaians "Year of Roads" but nothing better came out of that promise.
They argued that the President, cut a lot of sod for many roads to be constructed but in the end, only a few ones were completed, the rest have been left abandoned causing preventable road accidents. They added that the need dualization of major roads is killing innocent Ghanaians day and night.
Most Ghanaians, therefore, charges the government to complete uncompleted and promised roads before he releases new promises. This is because they are tired of his promises with action. Check out comments from some Ghanaians:
A Facebook user known as Kodom Ricken said that "No more promises. Go back and fix the old promises"
Another Facebook user known as John Ackon Reacted that "Promises upon promises with little results to show with unprecedented high level of revenue and borrowings. In fact, the major problem facing our dear nation is leadership and we are feeling its effects in our daily lives seriously".
Ephraim Esene reacted that "Did he mention the dualization of Tema roundabout to Afloa road, Adenta to Dodowa, the completion of the Eastern Corridor road, Atimpoku to Ho and Aflao to Ho roads? These are roads that I use regularly and experience trouble using them. Not forgetting Have to Kpando road".