President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo has themed 2021 as the second Year of Roads.
The president made the announcement yesterday, January 7, 2021 during his address at his investiture which took place at the forecourts of the Parliament of Ghana, Accra.
According to him, government will continue to deal with the deficit in the country’s road infrastructure in order to build a more connected society and also realise the goal of regional and continental integration.
“Our roads are being constructed at a much faster pace than before, and, yes, I acknowledge there are still many more kilometres to construct. We defined last year as ‘The Year of Roads’. This year will be the second ‘Year of Roads’, as we continue with our focus on dealing with the deficit in our road infrastructure. The development of our rail sector, on which considerable resources and energies are being devoted, will open up the country, and lead to the creation of a more connected society, and will, also, help realise the goal of regional and continental integration.”
President Akufo-Addo was sworn into office for a second term together with vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia after he was declared winner of the December 7, 2020 presidential election by the Electoral Commission of Ghana.
But former president John Dramani Mahama, the candidate of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the party have since disputed the results of the election and have filed a petition at the Supreme Court, the country’s apex court, to challenge the outcome.
The Supreme Court is yet to commence hearing.