The Minister for Roads and Highways, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has said officers in Hohoe working under the Ministry are liable to sanctions for providing inaccurate reports on the Hohoe town roads captured in the Presidents State of the Nation Address.
President John Dramani Mahama claimed in his State of the Nation Address that roads in the Hohoe municipality in the Volta Region had almost been completed.
The Volta Regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Peter Amewu challenged the government on its claims insisting it was rather the NPP government that constructed most of the road networks in the municipality, adding the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) should not reap where it had not sown.
Commenting on the Hohoe Road debacle on Joy FM’s News File Saturday, the Roads and highways Minister, said his men on the grounds ought to be blamed for misleading government on the spurious claims.
“I still need to hear from them…my officers in Hohoe ought to have drawn our attention to the state of that road long ago”
However, he said the primary concern of the people was on a 2.1 km road which was abandoned by the contractor assigned to the road project in the municipality.
“Yes the people of Hohoe have a legitimate right to complain that, that particular road which has been abandoned for three years now ought to be completed, and I sympathize with that”
According to him, the contractor after the completion of the whole 4.9 km road project, the Mamagah street was primarily issued to him as a variation of the 4.9 km.
He nonetheless said a 2.1 Km stretch should not take more than four months for any serious contractor to complete such project.
Alhaji Inusah Fuseini however said he’s instructed the contractor to move to site and complete it as scheduled.