President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared that his administration has built more roads than any other government in Ghana’s Fourth Republic history.
He made this claim on the floor of parliament on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, while delivering the State of The Nation Address (SONA).
According to the President, his government has spent monies borrowed by the state to build both inner-city and inter-city roads across the country, a move he says will continue to bring relief to the people of Ghana in terms of transportation.
“Mr Speaker, I would like to state categorically that this Government has built more roads than any government in the history of the 4th Republic, and Mr Speaker, the details of all these roads are attached in the annexe to this message.
I have done so because, last year, when I made a similar pronouncement, I was met with howls and gasps of incredulity from the Minority benches, and so I thought it’s appropriate, this time, to present it as an annexe to the statement, which will be part of Hansard,” he pronounced.
Beyond the construction of roads, the President said his administration has implemented successfully a National Identification System with the Ghana card, constructed more railways than any other government in the Fourth Republic and established the Zongo Development Fund to address the needs of Zongo and inner-city communities.
“Mr Speaker, I will like to state categorically that this government has built more roads than any other in the Fourth Republic … Beyond the construction of roads, this NPP administration has implemented successfully the Ghana Card,” Akufo-Addo said.
He also stated that his government has constructed more infrastructure in the Zongo Communities than any other government in the Fourth Republic.