December 16, 2011

The Member of Parliament for the Nkwanta South Constituency, Gershon Kofi Bediako Gbadiame has bemoaned the high rate at which most of the asphalted roads in the country are continuously being damaged due to the transportation of heavy loads.

According to him, the situation is worrying since a lot of monies are used in constructing these roads hence the need for measures to be taken to prevent further damages.

The MP who is also the Majority Chief Whip expressed this concern on the floor of parliament while seconding the motion for the approval of a sum of GHs 907,794,236 for the services of the Ministry of Roads and Highways for the 2012 fiscal year.

He urged the sector Minister to explore the possibility of collaborating with the Ministry of Roads and Transport to desilt the Volta Lake to enable heavy loads to be transported on Lake in order to reduce the pressure on the roads and save it from further deterioration.

Hon. Gbadiame also emphasized the need for routine road maintenance to be taken seriously adding that failure to do so will result in the tax payer’s hard-earned money going waste.

Kwadwo Anim/