August 25, 2012

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Joe Kwashie Gidisu, has assured the people of the Volta Region especially Ho the regional capital, of government’s commitment to construct a dual carriage road for the area.

According to him, Ho is the only regional capital that has not a single dual carriage road, something he sees as a challenge to him since he hails from the region.

Speaking to, Hon. Joe Gidisu who is also the Member of Parliament for Central Tongu stated noted that the Volta Region has a challenge when it comes to roads, an unfortunate situation he said the government has worked tirelessly in the past three and half years to improve.

He said a lot of work is being done on several urban roads in Keta, Kpando and Hohoe to make the place easily accessible and more motorable.

On the issue of constructing more bridges, Hon. Gidisu stated that as a country over 5,000 river crossing points have been identified in villages nationwide, with 1200 identified as priority but sadly out of this number less than 250 bridges have been constructed leaving a huge deficit.

He noted that the lack of bridges linking two communities which would have made traveling more easy, has resulted in a lot of inconvenience to most inhabitants since they are left with no option that to make detour which increases their cost of travelling in the process.

Hon. Joe Gidisu was hopeful that Ghanaians would vote back the NDC government to continue its good works in the roads sector.

Kwadwo Anim/