Vice President of the Republic of Ghana Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that,8,746 out of the 17,334 infrastructural projects initiated by the Akufo-Addo led administration in various parts of the country have been completed.
Dr. Bawumia made this known at the government’s 3rd town hall meeting and results fair held at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Science on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.
The Vice President said the projects are in sectors which included sanitation, agriculture, education, security, and sports.
“We have completed 8,746 [projects] and there is 8,588 ongoing,” Dr. Bawumia said.
He indicated that, plans for the development of all the infrastructural projects was informed by a study done by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the 2016 elections and formed the basis for its manifesto.
He added that, the initiated projects are targeted at meeting the needs of poor and deprived communities while contributing to the economic growth at the macro level.
“Our focus has been to provide infrastructure for all. That has been the focus. And our approach to infrastructural development in Ghana has been two-fold. First, to provide the infrastructure needs of the poor and deprived communities at the micro-level like water, toilets, clinics, electricity, markets and so on. Many governments have ignored this historically. Second, our approach is to provide it for the broader infrastructural needs of the economy at the macro level to drive economic growth,” He said
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