Governs Kwame Agbodza, the Ranking Member on Parliament's Roads and Transport Committee, has criticized the government for its alleged failure to prioritize the expansion of the Accra-Tema motorway.
In an interview with Citi News, Mr. Agbodza emphasized that the government has not demonstrated sufficient commitment to the motorway's expansion.
He highlighted the issue of priorities, asserting that Ghana has the financial capacity to undertake such projects and that it boils down to where the government chooses to allocate resources.
Mr. Agbodza cited the government's allocation of $250 million for the construction of a new Bank of Ghana headquarters while neglecting crucial projects such as La General Hospital, Shama District Hospital, and various district hospitals and road developments.
He stated, “Imagine if we apply $250 million of that money to the motorway, we would have been 70 percent of the way towards completing the motorway. So it is about priorities; I don't think they prioritize the motorway.”
Furthermore, Mr. Agbodza held the government accountable for the issues related to obsolete toll booths and accidents involving them. He argued that the government's decision to cancel road toll collections was not well thought out and suggested that the government should take steps to make the toll booths safe for motorists.
Reporting by Philip Nii Lartey. Editing by Mariam Aminu.