A/R: Road contractors abandon sites after Akufo-Addo visit
Residents of Kumasi are fuming with anger as contractors who were seen on sites working to fix broken roads have left the locations immediately after President Akufo-Addo’s visit.
According to Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako Justice, the residents said they suddenly saw contractors back to the abandon roads few days before the president touched base.
“It will interest you to know that hours after the president left the area, the contractors have packed their equipment away from the various sites. And that is making the residents angry. Days before the President’s visit, we saw all of them coming out to work but as soon as the President left town they were seen packing out. And so people are mocking the president here,” Bediako reported.
Some residents who spoke to Starr News say they would want the President to visit the region frequently.
Responding to the call, Information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told Morning Starr that the President has promised he will strengthen supervision in order to get the job done since he cannot always be in the region.
Contractors across the country have abandon sites over years of nonpayment of work done.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta to release GHC2.2 billion to pay road contractors working on various roads in the country.
Mr Kwasi Amoako-Atta, the Minister of Roads and Highways announced on Monday 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.