I am committed to completing Nkawkaw roads, says Eastern Regional Minister Featured

By Kwasi Frimpong January 22, 2020 669 0

The Eastern Regional Minister and MP for Nkawkaw, Eric Kwakye Darfour, has given constituents the assurance that he is committed to seeing to the completion of ongoing local road projects.

Mr Darfour, who disclosed this to the Daily Statesman, added that he is interested in ensuring that certain projects such as the ten kilometres of Nkawkaw town roads, the 22-kilometre Awenade-Pankese road and the eight-kilometre Banka Junction-Akwasiho road are all worked on in record time.

Other roads that the Minister also committed to getting fixed include the five-kilometre Akwasiho-Twenedurase and 14-kilometre Kwahu Nsabaa-Akutuase roads, which are now under procurement.

Call for patience

Mr Darfour called on his constituents to be patient, because although he is committed to ensuring that the roads are done on time, the completion of projects depends on the technical and financial capacity of both the government and contractors.

He also urged constituents not to see jobs that are being done in purely political terms, arguing that politicisation will lead to no good end.

“May I take this opportunity to once again remind all of us that the development, procurement and execution of management/consultancy services for projects must not be politicised nor given a propaganda twist,” he said.

“All these projects and others will be completed in the fullness of time for the benefit of all of us,” he said.

Eastern Region roads

There has been growing concern about the state of roads in the Eastern Region. MPs in some constituencies have become punchbags, attacked by constituents for what they describe as the MPs’ “inability to lobby for road projects” for their constituencies.

An Afrobarometer report released last year showed that most Ghanaians see roads as the main challenge in this country.

Records suggest that 61 per cent of roads in the Eastern Region are in deplorable condition.

The Regional Minister (arms folded) inspects a local road

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