Minister of Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has stated that roads constructed under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government are built to last with the right material unlike during the government of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) tenure, she alleges, when substandard roads known known in local parlance as “sapiti” were constructed and presented to Ghanaians as proper roads.
“This year of roads will be evident in every corner in this country because we have acquired the resources to be able to develop the infrastructure that will last. We, we don’t do “sapiti”. They (the NDC), they just put some coal tar and put some gravel on it. And make noise and put pictures in green books that they have done something.
We are doing asphalt which will last at least 10 years. Yes, 20 years! Yes. We build to last, “he told an enthusiastic NPP Nasara wing in Damango, capital of the Savannah Region.
Ms Owusu-Ekuful therefere appealed to Ghanaians to have patience as the NPP works for the benefit of every Ghanaian without regard to their background whatsoever. Related Posts
“And so Ghanaians must be patient with the NPP because we know what we are doing. Everything we are doing stems from the President’s vision to develop this country in a systematic manner so that everyone will feel the benefit of development from the smallest child to the oldest person, from the biggest town to the smallest hamlet, from the biggest house to the smallest kiosk. Everybody will feel it,” he emphasized.
Government declared in November last year that it shall undertake massive road construction projects this year describing 2020 as “The Year of Roads” through the Finance Minister during the presentation of the 2020 Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Akufo-Addo’s administration.