Roads and Highways Minister
November 12, 2021

Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwesi Amoako Atta has admonished his colleagues on the Majority and Minority side of the House not to plead with him in other for emergency roads and bridges to be fixed across the country.

According to him emergency roads and bridges have to be fixed “you do not plead with me or another person for them to be fixed”.

This came to light on Thursday, November 11, 2021 on the floor of the House when the Adentan MP drew the House’s attention that a seven-year-old boy, who had closed from school last week Friday, got drowned when trying to cross a drain after a light downpour. He said the situation could have been averted if the bridge was in place.

“Mr. Speaker, I share in the sentiment of my colleague from Adentan, if there is an emergency on any road or bridge it has to be fixed, do not plead with anyone” the Minister asserted .

But while the Minority MPs were shouting following the minister’s response, he explained that he was rather supporting the MPs call. “Per my statement, I am supporting the Adentan MP, he said a life was lost, it is unfortunate and regrettable, we should not lose a single life”, he added.

He further pointed out that in the past when his colleagues bring issues of emergency on roads and bridges, they are done and there is no need to make a statement on the floor of the House on these issues.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/