PUNCHLINE: NPP only interested in the next election not dev’t – Agbodza
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) government led President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is only interested in winning the 2024 elections instead of focusing on the development of the nation, ranking member for the Transport Committee of Parliament, Governs Agbodza has said.
According to the Adaklu MP, the government has failed to develop the road network in the country contrary to their year of roads project.
Mr Agbodza added that dualising the major roads in the country will go a long way to reduce the many accidents leading to the loss of many lives on a daily basis.
“While they keep touting the year of roads, the reality is that nothing has been done. In my estimation, we owe road contractors over GHC8bn, so how are we going to improve the physical conditions of our roads?. We can’t dualize all our roads in the shortest possible time so we have to prioritize which ones we can do first.
“From where I sit and our kitty I don’t think this gov’t is interested in dualizing our highways. They’re interested in doing things that will make them win the next election. You owe contractors, you’ve not paid them yet you take money from the road fund for consumption,” Mr Agbodza said Monday morning in an interview on the Morning Starr.
His comments after three different accidents claimed 19 lives on the Kasoa-Winneba road and in the Eastern region with some 15 people sustaining injuries. A further seven people also sustained in Zebila opposite the Bawku West District Assembly.