4 Interchanges under Akufo-Addo cost $289m; Mahama spent $260m on just 1 – Bawumia

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says the New Patriotic Party government has delivered the most cost-effective investment on Interchanges in the Road sector as compared to the previous Mahama administration.

According to him, the Mahama administration bled state coffers with the completion of just one Interchange[Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange] constructed at a cost of USD260 million.

“Ladies and gentlemen it’s important to note that the cost of the Tema, Tamale, Pokuase and Obetsebi Lamptey Interchanges is USD289 million,  while the cost of the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange was constructed at USD260 million. So you have four major Interchanges – Tema, Tamale, Pokuase and Obetsebi Lamptey for USD289 million and one Kwame Nkrumah Circle for USD260 million. I will leave that for you to ponder,” Bawumia said while speaking on government’s performance so far in the area of infrastructure, during a Town Hall Meeting at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Accra.

Meanwhile, Dr. Bawumia stated that the government has very remarkable records in infrastructure indicating that since 2017 a total of 17, 334 infrastructure projects have been initiated in the country.

“Of these, we have completed 8,746 and there is 8,588 ongoing, and you see them allocated from Agriculture, Education Infrastructure, Energy, Health Infrastructure, Housing, Industrial infrastructure, Market infrastructure, Railway infrastructure, Roads Safety and Security, Water and sanitation development,” he explained.

This he noted, is captured in the database, on the platform -www.deliverytracker.gov.gh, where Ghanaians can log on to assess the government’s performance on all initiatives that it has undertaken, particularly those it committed to in its manifesto.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is touting on the Akufo Addo government’s infrastructure development in its first term.

He’s expected to bring Ghanaians up to date on the government’s infrastructure record at a Town Hall and Results Fair underway at the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led government is four months away to the expiration of his four-year mandate.

In his time in office, he has pursued various policies and reforms some of which it believed to be core to the delivery of the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda.

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