March 30, 2022

There was uproar in parliament on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 when the President of the Republic, H.E Nana Akufo Addo declared that his government has built more roads than any government in the history of the country. The President was presenting the state of the nation address in fulfillment of Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution to Parliament.

“Mr. Speaker, it is in the road sector that we have registered the greatest infrastructure achievement. I know that the word “unprecedented” is often used with careless abandon in our public discourse, but I use it carefully and purposefully. In the five years of my government, so far, more roads have been built, improved and upgraded than at any other equivalent period under any government in the history of Ghana”.

He emphasized that some ten thousand, eight hundred and seventy-five (10,875) kilometres of new roads have been constructed in these five (5) years. “Let me mention that yesterday, it was my honour and great pleasure to have commissioned the Tamale Interchange, the first such interchange in the northern sector of our country, which the people of Tamale celebrated.

I considered it to be a most satisfying birthday present. We intend to continue with the building of roads round the country to accelerate the opening up of our country”. The president’s declaration brought mixed reactions from the House with the Minority expressing surprise and disgust at the claim by the president while the Majority members hail the president for the claim.