Akufo-Addo’s constructed roads don’t exist – Joseph Yamin
Most of Akufo-Addo’s constructed roads are on paper – Joseph Yamin
Joseph Yamin, the National Organizer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has criticized the current president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, accusing him of boasting about awarding road construction projects on paper but failing to provide the necessary resources to ensure their successful completion.
Yamin’s comments were made in response to reports from the Deputy Minister of Roads, who claimed that road construction would be halted due to a lack of funds. The NDC leader stated that he was not surprised by the government’s position, as they tend to focus on talk rather than action.
During an interview on Opemsuo FM in Kumasi, the NDC National Organizer criticized the Nana Addo-led administration, stating that they have failed beyond redemption.
He declined to contest the government’s claim of constructing more roads than any other previous government, arguing that only people who are unaware of the facts would accept such claims. The NPP, under Nana Addo, has purportedly awarded over 6,000 kilometers of roads in the Ashanti region alone, but has only completed 1,500 kilometers, according to the NDC National Organizer.
The NDC National Organizer questioned the government’s competency in road construction, particularly in the Ashanti region. He pointed out that despite the President’s supposed expertise in this area, people in the region are still complaining about the state of their roads.
As an example, he highlighted the Suame roundabout, which he drove past and noticed that all the corrugated sheets used to cordon off the area had come off, leaving the roundabout bare and unfinished.
The NDC National Organizer accused the government of neglecting the needs of Ashanti residents and playing games with crucial developmental issues in the region. He cited numerous sod-cutting ceremonies by the government, but with no significant impact, stopping short of labeling the government as fraudulent.
The NDC National Organizer claimed that in Kumasi alone, President Nana Addo, Vice President Bawumia, and the Minister of Roads and Highways, Amoako Atta, have all conducted sod-cutting ceremonies for the same 100 kilometers of road. He urged the public to examine the news headlines, which he claimed are always the same, but with no progress to show for it.
He went on to allege that Kofi Job, one of the leading contractors responsible for most of the road construction in Kumasi, has had to park most of his machines due to non-payment by the government. The NDC National Organizer attributed this to the contractor’s indebtedness to the government, further undermining their ability to deliver on road construction projects in the region.
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