Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader in Parliament, has defended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-claim Addo's that ten thousand, eight hundred and seventy-five (10,875) kilometers of new roads have been built in the last five years.
He agreed with the President.
On Tuesday, April 5, the Suame lawmaker explained in Parliament that, technically, every activity on the roads is considered construction, which backs up the President's claim.
"Some ten thousand, eight hundred and seventy-five (10,875) kilometers of new roads have been constructed in these five (5) years," President Akufo-Addo said in his 2022 State of the Nation Address delivered on Wednesday March 30.
"Let me mention that it was an honor and a great pleasure for me to commission the Tamale Interchange yesterday, the first of its kind in our country's northern sector, which the people of Tamale celebrated. It was a very satisfying birthday present for me."
Adaklu Member of Parliament Kwame Agbodza, however, disputed his figures.
Mr Agbodza, speaking to the media, asked the President to provide all relevant documents to back up his claim.
I will resign as a member of Parliament if the government can provide data on the construction of 10,800 kilometers of new roads. However, if it is also true that the government did not construct 10,800 kilometers of road, the President should step down."
"Technically, any activity on roads amounts to construction," Mr Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu responded. "Hence, His Excellency the President's statement that some more roads have been built, improved, and upgraded is correct."
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