Minister of Roads and Highway, Kwasi Amoako-Atta

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.

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