The Minority Spokesperson on Roads, Governs Kwame Agbodza is blaming the Akufo-Addo government for the poor state of many roads in the country.
The Member of Parliament for the Adaklu constituency in the Volta Region noted that the current state of roads in the country is worse than it used to be during the John Mahama administration.
Mr. Agbodza who was speaking to Bernard Avle said the government’s failure to ensure prompt maintenance of the roads is the cause of the situation.
The country’s roads have generally deteriorated especially with the onset of rains, with many roads in various parts of the country developing deep potholes and galleys, putting them in terrible shapes.
Some of the roads have also become immotorable.
Some residents have had to stage protests to draw attention to the deplorable nature of their roads but that does not seem to have achieved any significant result.
Residents of Pokuase-Mayera, Tarkwa, Kwabenya, Ho, Dawhyenya, Ablekuma Manhean, among others, have all staged protests over the nature of their roads.
Mr. Agbodza said the government is likely to fall behind schedule for maintenance of roads in the country this year.
“We are in a very big situation. The state of Ghanaian roads has never been this worse. Right from the city in Accra here, the performance in terms of routine maintenance is falling behind schedule. In 2017, 2018 they fell behind schedule. We are in 2019, the release will suggest that we are going to fall behind schedule and the effect of that is that, our roads are in very deplorable states,” he said.