Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, says the Northern part of the country is getting its fair share of the ‘’Year of Road’’ programme following the construction of many roads in the region.
According to Dr. Bawumia, government is embarking on an unprecedented level of development in the regions of the north.
Speaking at a sod-cutting ceremony in Yendi, Dr. Bawumia said the Northern Region will benefit from the national cake.
“In the Northern Region alone, construction of critical roads is busily ongoing some of which include Zabzugu-Nakpali road, which is a 51km road and 60 percent complete; that of Salaga-Kpandai is 62km and 50 percent complete; Salaga-Bimbilla 71km, 56 percent complete; and the upgrading of the Nanton-Karaga 51km 45 percent complete.”
Dr. Bawumia has said the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government failed to complete major roads in some regions of the country.
“Under the previous government, after eight years in office, they could not complete one major road in either Upper West, Upper East or Western North Region,” said the Vice President.
Dr. Bawumia said the government intends to construct roads in these regions before the end of the year.
“Before the end of this year, we would have already constructed the Lawra road. We would have also completed the Bolga to Bawku road for Upper East. What we have done in four years is more than what they would have done in eight years.”
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said of 17,334 infrastructural development projects initiated by the government in various parts of the country, 8,746 of them have been completed while the remaining are ongoing.
He said the projects are in sectors including sanitation, agriculture, education, security, and sports.
“We have completed 8,746 [projects] and there are 8,588 ongoing,” Dr. Bawumia said.
He noted that plan for the development of all the infrastructural projects was informed by a study done by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the 2016 elections and formed the basis for its manifesto, adding that the initiated projects are targeted at meeting the needs of poor and deprived communities while contributing to the economic growth at the macro level.