Member of Parliament for Okaikwei Central in the Greater Accra region, Patrick Yaw Boamah has commended the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government for the investment projects it is undertaking in the Constituency.
Speaking to the media in Parliament on Monday 23rd March 2020, the Okaikwei Central Lawmaker said his constituency is benefitting a lot from the asphalting of about 120 kilometers of roads in the region.
He noted that the road network in the constituency was nothing to speak of but now places like Botwe, Nii Allotey Street, Flat Top area and Brenya streets, from Free Pipe to Papaye areas in Abeka, Pentecost area, and Ayawaso Lane in Fadama are all listed in the government’s program of roads asphalting in Accra.
He said, “I must commend the government, the President and the Minister for roads for listening to our cry.”
“I have spoken about them, and you know we have had several interviews on them. So am happy today the government is coming to do it and I must commend the President,” he added.
According to Mr. Boamah, the Akufo-Addo government is making lots of investments in the constituency, in terms of road infrastructure and drainage in every corner of the constituency.
The government, he said, must be commended.
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He noted that Fadama, where the National Chief Imam resides, per the records, came into being in 1957 but for the first time, the government under Akufo-Addo is investing over GH¢13 million to develop the entire road and drainage systems in the area.
Mr. Patrick Yaw Boamah, also Deputy Minister for Water and Sanitation said his ministry, is also supporting the drainage system in the area.
The drainage works which have already started, he said, is from the Lapaz Container area through to the Darkuman high street, which he revealed will help the entire community.
“If you go to Tesano, a lot of overlays have been done. Abeka Junction to Lapaz is done, and if you talk of street lights and everything, we have done a lot.”
“So I must commend the government for the effort and I pray that the implementation of these projects would help,” he said.
“So with all these, I cannot sit here and not speak to it and thank the government for the effort it is making in terms of infrastructure development in my constituency,” he added.
As part of plans to improve the road network in the country under the theme, ‘Year of Roads’ as stated in the 2020 Budget, the government is committing about GH¢53 million to asphalt about 120 kilometers of roads in the Greater Accra region.
On the coronavirus and fumigation of markets in the country, Mr. Yaw Boamah called on all market women and men to obey the orders from the government and the agencies in other not to spread the disease.
He advised people to stay indoors as directed by the government for the health authorities to work to contain the pandemic.
“Let’s listen because our lives are more important than the money we work for.”
“I plead with Ghanaians to abide by the guidelines being laid for us to follow so the disease would not spread as it has done in other jurisdictions,” he appealed.
By: Sammy Agyei/Frontpageghana.com/Ghana