President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared year 2021 as the ‘Second Year of Roads’.
In his inaugural address at his investiture on Thursday, January 7, 2021, the president said that his administration will continue with the focus on dealing with the deficit in our road infrastructure.
This he said will lead to the creation of a more connected society,
President Akufo-Addo in 2020 declared the year as the year of roads.
He pledged that his government would embark on an aggressive road development across Ghana next year, saying “Next year is the year we will adopt as the year of roads.”
President Akufo-Addo said roads were critical in the development of any nation and that the development of the much-touted roads under the previous administration was untrue.
This year, he has promised his administration will continue with the initiative.
“Our roads are being constructed at a much faster pace than before, and, yes, I acknowledge there are still many more kilometres to construct. We defined last year as ‘The Year of Roads’. This year will be the second ‘Year of Roads’, as we continue with our focus on dealing with the deficit in our road infrastructure. The development of our rail sector, on which considerable resources and energies are being devoted, will open up the country, and lead to the creation of a more connected society, and will, also, help realise the goal of regional and continental integration.”