June 18, 2021

Ranking Member on Roads and Transport, Governs Kwame Agbodza believes one of the reasons why Ghana is unable to build more roads in the era of President Nana Akufo-Addo is due to sole sourcing.

According to him cocoa roads under the current NPP government who were earlier before coming to power complaining, now offers cocoa roads of four thousand six hundred kilometers at a cost of almost fourteen billion Ghana cedis.

He noted at a media briefing on Wednesday June 16, 2021 that the previous NDC government with two thousand nine hundred kilometers of those cocoa roads cost five point one billion Ghana cedis. “Why has projects cost gone up astronomically under the NPP? And they are awarding projects in foreign currency against the advice of the Bank of Ghana?”.

Then candidate Nana Akufo-Addo and his vice Dr. Bawumi said they would ensure that sole sourcing becomes exceptional when they win power in 2017, but it’s the norm now, and noted that his colleague Adowa Sarfo was the procurement minister in the previous regime.

“Out of the one hundred cocoa roads, seventy-six were sole sourcing, this government can never be trusted, NPP has told so many untruths when it comes to cocoa roads and have inflated cost of roads”.

Again, they say they have paid contractors but in reality, there is real trouble because government does not care about roads, one billion cedis was approved in the budget for roads, how are we going to build roads? “You ask they say we are going to borrow; we are waiting”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com