Hon. Godfrey Tangu Bayon, Member of Parliament for Wa East has commended government for capturing major roads in the 2020 budget presented to parliament by the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori Atta.
According to him, tackling the road infrastructure would be a great relief to Ghanaians, including his constituents who agitate for roads.
The former Minister of State responsible for Roads and Highways under John Kufour administration said Wa East is one of the constituencies with deplorable road network and expressed the hope the budget would be strictly implemented to benefit his people.
The MP added that moving into 2020, an election year, the government would do its best to fulfil its promises.
Hon Bayon said the perception in public domain that government is doing little to tackle roads is not accurate.
He pointed out that the Sinohydro facility which would be used for road construction, would go a long way to enhance the road network projects.
“I am happy the loan would come, we have been vindicated because the previous administration were thinking the money would not come, they had experienced that with the XTS loan that never came, ” he told Journalists in parliament after the Budget was read.
The Wa East lawmaker said, Ghana would remit part of its bauxite deposit to China and that the Vice President, Dr Mohamoud Bawumia has announced the first batch of fund of has been released by the Chinese.
Touching on the One-Village-One-Dam, Mr Bayon said, “the issue of liquidity problem to a large extent and it looks like funds are not coming so a lot of the contractors abandoned the site, once money is coming the issue would be resolved.”
Asked if those constructed were dams or dugouts, the lawmaker admitted, he is not a technical person to know what has been done is a dame or a dug-out.
Nevertheless, he expressed the hope, government would provide funds for the construction of the dams suitable for domestic consumption and agricultural purposes.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba