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Govt releases GH¢150m to patch potholes across Ghana


The Government of Ghana says it has made available an amount of GH¢150 million to contractors to patch potholes across the country.


Government through the Ministry of Roads and Highways made this known via a statement.


The statement disclosed that that the money is part of the first-quarter releases from the Ministry of Finance.


“The government has released an amount of GH¢150 million for the engagement and payment to road contractors undertaking pothole patching across the country. The amount is part of the first quarter releases from the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of Roads and Highways,”



"The intervention by the government is to enable the Ghana Highways Authority and the Department of Urban Roads to take advantage of the dry season to undertake routine pothole patching activities on some major roads, which deteriorated in 2023 due to heavy rains"


The statement further appealed to the general public to join forces with the Ministry as it seeks to improve the national road network.


“The intervention is to enable the Ghana Highways Authority a. the Department of Urban Roads to take advantage of the dry season to undertake routine pothole patching activities on some major roads which deteriorated last year due to heavy rains.”


“The Ministry Is hopeful that this timely intervention will result in smoother road surfaces, help reduce the risk of accidents and prolong the lifespan of our road infrastructure.”


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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