Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says the Akufo-Addo government has embarked on a massive infrastructure for all program which has left no district in Ghana behind since assuming the governance of the country three and half years ago.
According to him, a survey which was conducted before the 2016 election showed a huge deficit in infrastructure during the tenure of the Mahama-led administration.
In light of the disproportionate allocation of infrastructure in the country, the Akufo-Addo government has pursued an agenda to ensure the even spread of amenities to accelerate growth at both the local and national levels, Dr Bawumia indicated.
He stated that the NPP reviewed its manifesto to ensure an inclusive and accelerated infrastructural development for all sectors.
Speaking at a townhall meeting held at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Vice President emphasized that “in line with the government agenda to ensure inclusive and accelerated development, our focus has been to provide infrastructure for all.”
“Infrastructure for all includes all the amenities that people need in order to unleash the potentials for growth in their communities, constituencies, and districts, and ultimately improve the conditions of everyday living. It also includes facilities and systems to support i dustrial and other economic activities,” Dr. Bawumia said.
He further explained that “our approach to infrastructure development has been in two folds, first to provide the infrastructure needs for the poor and deprived communities at the micro level…which many government ignored.”
“Second approach is to provide for the broader infrastructure needs of the economy at the macro needs to drive economic needs in Ghana,” he said.
In a breakdown of the various projects the government has undertaken, and their respective stages of completion, the Vice President scored that a total of 8,746 projects have been completed, with 8,588 at different stages of completion across the country.
“Over the past three and half years, we have implemebted different infrastructure programs across sectors: in total about 17,334 indivodual projects have been started since 2017.”
“We have completed a total number of 8,746 projects throughout the country. A further 8,588 projects are at different stages of completion throughout the country,” he listed.
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