Gov’t doesn’t borrow money for road projects – Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama has refuted claims that his government is intensely borrowing to undertake development projects in the country.

President Mahama described such claims as either “deliberate misinformation or actual misinformation,” on the part of naysayers.

Addressing party supporters during his ‘Accounting to the People’ tour in Accra, the President said his government depends only on tax payers’ money for development projects and not loans as being purported.

Citing the Beach road in the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly (LEKMA), President Mahama retorted that it “was built by the government of Ghana from your tax payers’ funds. It was not built by any shopping mall. That road was built by the Ministry of Roads and Highways, Urban Roads Department.”

He also bemoaned the fact people were discrediting road works done by government in Takoradi and attributing it to the Japanese government.

“It is the same thing in Takoradi. I went and cut sod for asphalting of 25 KM of roads in Takoradi and somebody went telling the people of Takoradi that it is the government of Japan that is putting asphalt on it. What does Japan care about coming to put asphalt on Takoradi roads?”

President Mahama took the opportunity to assure Ghanaians of the continued development of road infrastructure by his government.

“As I speak, we are going to begin major road works in Tema, in Ashiaman, in Kpone, in Teshie in Nungua. We are starting with 20km of asphalt in Tema Township,” he added.

By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/citifmonline.com/Ghana

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