Government commits GH¢350m towards road sector

Alhaji Amidu Sulemana - Roads Minister
Alhaji Amidu Sulemana – Roads Minister

Government has since June released GH¢350 million for the road sub-sector out of the GH¢ 706 million allocated in the 2013 budget.

Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemani, Minister of Roads and Highways, who made this known in Accra at the weekend, said the Ministry has also improved upon revenue generation into the Road Fund for maintenance works.

The total fund accrued from January to June was GH¢ 126 million, an increase of GH¢ 9 million over the amount recorded during the same period in 2012.

Alhaji Sulemani, who made this known during the inauguration of the Progressive Road Contractors Association (PROCA),  urged members as well as the Association of Road Contractors to unite for the growth of the industry.

Mrs Joana Adjei, National President of PROCA promised to run an open door policy as well as an all inclusive administration to make the association stronger.

She said the new administration would help revive the training programmes of the Association.

Mrs Adjei said majority of contractors are suffering as a result of delayed payment for work done.

Source: GNA

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