Our roads not ‘Green book’ roads; they’re ‘filli-filli’ Akufo-Addo – In a clear poke to previous President John Mahama and his supporters, President Akufo-Addo kept up that his streets won’t exist in “Green books”.
“I told Ghanaians that this year will be a year of roads. Ghanaians can see that I was not mincing words when I said that. These roads that we are doing are not Green book roads. We are not doing Green book propaganda roads.”
The President continued: “We are doing genuine roads on the grounds for all to see. They are fiili fiili roads.”
President Akufo-Addo was re-repeating his administration’s pledge to the ‘Year of Roads’ guarantee at a “symbolic” sodcutting service for various roads, totalling over 200km at Teleku Bokazu in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region on his two-day working visit.
The roads incorporate the 30.2km Teleku Bokazu-Salman-Anibil Junction, the 20km Teleku Bokazu-Asasetre-Anyinase, the 19.4km Asasetre-Akropong-Gyampera Junction.
The rest are 50 km Adubrim-Ayawora-Asempanye, 20 km Santaso-Asomase-Basake and the 38.16km Santaso-Aidoosouazo-Kwesikrom-Prestea Junction.
The streets being developed by Messers Memphis Metropolitan Limited are at different phases of completion.
Subsidizing for the street ventures is from the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, Ghana National Gas Company Limited and Government of Ghana through the Ghana Road Fund.
The President paid gleaming accolade for Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, and said he was cheerful that it is during his term as President that the street prompting his hometown Nkroful is seeing a significant cosmetic touch up.
“Ghanaians are well aware that Nkroful is where the country’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah hails from. I’m elated that it is during my term as President that the road to Nkroful is being constructed. This is a clear testimony that I don’t just talk but I’m a man of my words.
He beseeched “Ghanaians to have confidence in me that I won’t lie, yet will do all that I’ve said I will accomplish for this nation”.
Paramount Chief for Western Nzema Traditional Area Awulai Amihere III requested for a district hospital and “we also want Community Mining here to help give employment to our teeming youth”.
He additionally requested a report on the Atuabo Port Project.
Reacting, President Akufo-Addo clarified that the prior financial specialists for the Atuabo Port Project couldn’t execute it so “we are searching for another speculator who can do it and I’m guaranteeing you that I have not overlooked it”.
“About the area emergency clinic you have mentioned, I will address the Health Minister Kweku Agyemang Manu to see its feasibility.”