President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has once again committed to bridging the road infrastructure deficit in the country as he declared 2021 as the “second year of roads”.
The Akufo- Addo government in its first term, tagged 2020 as the ‘Year of Roads’ when it promised to embark on an aggressive road development project across Ghana.
Delivering his inaugural speech on Thursday, January 7, 2021, President Akufo-Addo said he will largely prioritize road projects to improve infrastructure this year.
“Our roads are being constructed at a faster pace than before, and yes, there are still many more kilometers to construct. We defined last year as the year of roads. This year will be the second year of roads as we continue with our focus on dealing with the deficits of our road infrastructure.”
He also committed to the development of the railway sector in his second term.
“The development of our rail sector on which considerable resources and energies are being devoted will open up and also help realize the goal of regional and continental integration.”
President Akufo-Addo further pledged to roll out more infrastructural projects in his second term.”
“The percentage of Ghanaians without access to potable water is said to be reduced significantly, following the commencement of water projects across the country. The majority of Ghanaians live in unacceptable housing, and we shall tackle the problem with vigour”, he said.