The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta says government would clear a “chunk” of outstanding debts owed road contractors before the end of the year.
Despite the economic difficulties, the government, according to Mr. Amoako-Atta, did not suspend any road projects.
He also promised that more funding would be directed toward the roads sector.
While the government mobilised resources to further develop the nation’s road network, he pleaded with residents in places where roads still needed to be repaired to maintain their composure.
“The people deserve to have good roads. I appeal to all those who haven’t had their turn to be patient and calm,” he said.
According to Mr. Amoako-Atta, the development of the nation’s road system does not ensure that traffic laws will be broken at the expense of human life.
“We see drivers refusing to obey speed limits, especially on new roads. We should not turn roads into death traps.