President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Ken Ofori-Atta to release GHC2.2 billion to pay road contractors working on various roads in the country.
The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, announced on Monday (October 7) in Sunyani.
He was responding to a concern raised about the road infrastructure network in the Region on behalf of President Nana Akufo-Addo at the Brong-Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs.
The meeting was the start of the President’s two-day working tour of the Bono Region.
Nana Bofo Bene IV, the Paramount Chief of Dwenem-Awasu Traditional Area in the Jaman South Municipality and the Vice President of the House had earlier in a welcoming address expressed concern that 42% out of 572.4 kilometres of road network in the Region were not motorable.
Mr. Amoako-Atta said on the assumption of office in January 2017 by President Akufo Addo, only 23% of 78,000 road network in the country were tarred, while the remaining 77% was untarred.
But, he added, since then, the President had ensured all the 16 regions were benefiting from road projects.
Mr. Amoako-Atta assured that the government would give the Bono Region its fair share of the national cake.