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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has promised that he will fix the Eastern corridor road

President Akufo-Addo has recounted his bumpy experience on the Eastern corridor road which former President John Mahama praised his administration for doing a good job.

During his three-day tour of the Volta Region this week, President Akufo-Addo used the road and recounted the response President Mahama offered during Election 2016 campaign when he complained about deplorable roads in the country.

President Akufo-Addo, during an interaction with some chiefs and the people of Volta Region promised to fix the Eastern Corridor road which is full of bumps.

According to President Akufo-Addo, In former President Mahama’s campaign message in 2016, he maintained that his government had embarked on many unprecedented socio-economic infrastructure projects in his first term, which had provided a solid foundation for massive development and therefore urged voters to re-elect him.

Among the roads he mentioned as part of the unprecedented roads was the Eastern Corridor road constructed under his led administration.

After the commissioning of the road, President Mahama praised the Burkinabe based contractor Djibril Kanazoe for doing a good job, but some months later, the road started deteriorating.

He added that, during his campaign in 2016 he was at the Volta Region and Western Region and saw the Eastern corridor road which President Mahama claimed during his tenure of office have seen infrastructural development that has never happened in Ghana before.

And when he said he has not seen it President Mahama told him he might probably be sleeping and did not see the road.

However, he said, he is there today but he is not sleeping and has seen how the road really looks like, “today I have come here on the Eastern corridor road, I didn’t sleep one inch, because all I experienced was bungbum, bungbum, how can I sleep on this road”.

He added that he is going to fix the Eastern corridor road. “That is why I want to go out to see for myself what is going on, we are going to fix it, Amoako Attah (Roads Minister) has told you, we are going to fix it, and it would not be for anybody to say whether somebody is asleep or not asleep, they will see that the road has been fixed”

The three-day tour of the President to Volta Region has come to an end.


By: Rita Gyenkel/