February 28, 2024

The Member of Parliament for Afram Plains South Joseph Appiah Boateng has criticized the New Patriotic Party led government for not showing any interest in constructing roads in Afram Plains North and South areas.

in an interview with Ghanamps.com that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is not interested in constructing roads in Afram Plains North and South to a motorable status.

The MP in an interview with Ghanamps.com disclosed that even though Parliament has approved a loan facility from the German and United Kingdom government for roads in the Afram Plains areas, it has rather been diverted to the Ashanti Region.

According to him, he was not convinced with answers given by the sector Minister on the floor of the House on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 when he asked a question on how the Ministry is going to construct their roads.

He noted that the Minister’s answer to the effect that thirty-nine percent of the roads have been done cannot be accurate because “there is nothing going on. There is no road construction going on despite the NPP government declaring 2022 as year of roads. We did not see anything in Afram Plains in 2023 and currently 2024 the story is the same; there is not even road patching going on. I do not know why they keep telling falsehood to the public, NPP government has failed us big time”, he added.

Hon Joseph Appiah Boateng further pointed out that when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) comes to power in 2025 he would lead the crusade for the roads in Afram Plains to be done since the constituency both South and North holds the food basket of the nation and he believes the John Mahama led administration would ensure the roads are done.

He noted that currently, it is difficulty to ply roads in the Afram Plains with salon cars without heading straight to the mechanic shop.

On the issue of attacks on market women who send food items to other part of Ghana by arm robbers, he noted that the situation has improved as the Ghana Police have helped a lot in that direction.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com