Politics of Friday, 27 February 2015
President John Dramani Mahama in his 3rd State of the Nation Address raised awareness of his second coming in government come 2016.
Delivering a speech in Parliament on Thursday, February 26, 2015; President John Mahama indicated that his reign will not be short-lived as he braces himself for another term in office.
The President, who appeared unfazed by numerous criticisms against his government, noted that his government has commenced major road projects to ease traffic and also prevent any possible road threats to drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
He disclosed that a number of roads are being constructed with other projects underway to ensure the safety of road users in the country.
“We’re working on many road projects to open up the country to reduce traffic, accidents, boost economic activities and bring foodstuffs to the market centers with ease. Despite the large number of road projects underway, there still remains a lot to be done. There’s, however, considerable evidence to show that no effort is being spared to fix our country’s roads.”
President Mahama further indicated that part of government’s plan is to turn the Accra-Tema Motorway into a six-lane highway with interchanges to ease the pressure that users undergo.
He also disclosed that the government is making a million cedi investment in road projects to be completed by 2019 during his second term in office.
“This year, we’re beginning what will be the single largest intervention in the road sector in the history of this country. The project could see investments of about Ghc1 million in roads commencing this year and ending in 2019 during my second time in office.”