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Our roads are deplorable, take immediate action – Volta Region clergy tells Bawumia

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Members of the clergy in the Volta Region have expressed deep concerns about the deplorable state of roads in various parts of the region.

These concerns were raised during a recent meeting with Vice President and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential candidate for the 2024 election, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who is currently touring the region.

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The clergy highlighted the severe impact of the poor road network on the daily lives of residents, especially those in rural areas.

They emphasized that the lack of adequate infrastructure hinders economic activities, affects healthcare delivery, and poses significant safety risks.

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Speaking on behalf of the group, Reverend Emmanuel Kofi Nyarko, a prominent figure in the Volta religious community, emphasized the urgent need for government intervention to alleviate the suffering of the people.

“Our roads are deplorable, making it extremely difficult for us to carry out our pastoral duties and for our congregants to go about their daily activities. The government must take immediate action to improve these roads to enhance the quality of life for our people,” Reverend Nyarko stated.

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Dr. Bawumia acknowledged the challenges posed by the poor road infrastructure in response to the clergy’s concerns.

He assured them that the government is committed to addressing the issue and mentioned that several road projects are already in the pipeline as part of the government’s broader infrastructural development agenda.

“The government is fully aware of the difficulties faced by the people of the Volta Region due to the poor state of roads. We are doing everything possible to ensure that these roads are constructed and rehabilitated. However, we also believe that involving the private sector in road construction can expedite the process and ensure higher quality,” Dr Bawumia remarked.

Dr. Bawumia emphasized the potential of public-private partnerships in enhancing infrastructure development nationwide. He suggested that involving the private sector could bring in expertise, efficiency, and funding needed to improve the road network more swiftly and sustainably.

His remarks have sparked a debate about the private sector’s role in national infrastructure development. While some stakeholders support the idea, others are concerned about potential cost implications for end-users and the need for robust regulatory frameworks to ensure accountability and quality.

As part of his tour of the Volta Region, the Vice President is meeting with various community leaders, stakeholders, and residents to address pressing issues and reinforce the government’s commitment to regional development.

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