The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta has described next year as a ‘Year Of Roads’, owing to the fact that most of the projects to be executed were chiefly for the construction of roads across the country.
According to him, construction of roads will be implemented alongside all the flagship programmes of the government.
“Mr. Speaker with this large number of roads to be constructed, the year 2020 can aptly be described as ‘The Year of Roads’ along with a focus on all our flagship programmes,” Mr Ofori-Atta said while presenting the 2020 budget in Parliament today.
He outlined a number of road projects set to commence to ensure convenient movement of vehicles and pedestrians.
He added that the required funds had been secured to ensure the realization of the set target.
According to Mr Ofori-Atta, COCOBOD had secured funds to continue with ongoing and new cocoa roads.
He also indicated that, as part of a new initiative to complement the traditional execution of road projects, “we have launched the Accelerated Community Road Improvement Initiative.”
In furtherance, he said his Ministry had released funds to the 48 Engineers’ Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces, who were busy working on some roads in communities in Greater Accra.