The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Attah, has justified the total kilometers of new roads constructed in the past five years as captured in the State of the Nation Address delivered by President Akufo-Addo.
The President’s claim that his administration has constructed over 10,875km has been challenged by the Minority.
The Minister had in February revealed that a total of 4,263km of roads has been constructed between January, 2017 and May, 2021 while answering a question posed by Amenfi West MP Eric Afful.
But the President contradicted the claim saying over 10,000 had been constructed.
The Minister in a statement confirmed the data, justifying the president’s assertion and said he is not far from right.
“The data on completed works have subsequently been updated to 10,875km as at end of February, 2022.
“Over the past 5 years, a lot of investment had gone into both the paved and unpaved roads to improve the riding quality on our roads.
“The 10,875 kilometres of roads constructed have been on both paved and unpaved roads.”
Read the full statement below