General News of Monday, 29 July 2019
The Akufo-Addo-led government will gradually fix all the deplorable roads in the country, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has said.
Presenting the mid-year budget review statement on the floor of parliament on Monday, 29 July 2019, Mr Ofori-Atta said: “Fellow Ghanaians, I wish to plead with you and assure you to bear with us for your obeying government, the Akufo-Addo government will fix your roads and we shall fix them not with words and pictures.”
Mr Ofori-Atta further stated that the government recognises that there are a lot of Ghanaians who need to be taken out of poverty.
For this reason, he said to Parliament that the government is working day and night to ensure that those who fall within that bracket are taken out.
“The president is always quick to remind us of the urgency to meet the needs and aspirations of the Ghanaian people. Just last week as we discuss the details of this statement, the president reminded us that in spite of all that we have managed to achieve so far, too many Ghanaians must still be taken out of poverty.
“He reminded us that we are certainly not there yet in spite of our efforts to confront poverty, fix our roads, provided community housing, support our farmers, protect the vulnerable, offer better condition of service to our nurses, teachers, security officers, get business operating optimally.
“He said we are being checked and that we should be bold then in taking steps that will offer us the fiscal space to improve the lives of those who we serve,” Mr Ofori-Atta stated.