Ghana: We will start constructing concrete roads

20 July 2017

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that it is government’s decision to move from constructing asphalt roads to concrete.

This decision, according to Dr. Bawumia, follows “insightful comments” by the founder and Presiding Bishop of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Dag Heward-Mills concerning the construction of roads and also as part of measures to build long-lasting roads in the country.

Civil engineers have also raised concerns about the country’s deteriorating road infrastructure as some contractors have resorted to using substandard materials in undertaking projects.

Explaining the need to move to concrete roads at a ceremony to dedicate a new temple for Harvest International Ministries in Accra Sunday, Dr. Bawumia said concrete-built roads are cheaper and have longer lifespans.

“Look at the Tema Motorway which was built with concrete and it is lasting almost fifty years. I checked and realised that even in India since 2014, they have a policy to only build concrete roads because it works out much cheaper,” he noted.

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