Gov’t releases GHc800m to pay contractors

The Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah, has sworn in a 13-member Board of the Ghana Road Fund in Accra.

The Board is chaired by Hon. Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin, Member of Parliament for Effutu and Deputy Majority Leader.

At a brief ceremony in Accra, the Minister of Roads and Highways, Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Attah, announced that the government has released GHc800million to pay road contractors across the country.

He charged the Board to work hard and devise creative and innovative ways to raise funds to support the road sector.

For his part, Hon. Afenyo-Markin said the Board will “work diligently to ensure that the quality of new roads being built and the lifespan of the old ones under maintenance are durable and provide the best possible value for money”.

The Road Fund, is a statutory fund, dedicated to finance routine and periodic maintenance of the nation’s road network, including road safety activities and selected projects.

Below is the full list of the Board members:

01. Hon. Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin (Chairman), President’s Nominee

02. Ing. Godfried D. Boateng, President’s Nominee

03. Mrs Azara Abukari Haroun , Minister’s Nominee

04. Mr. Prince Benjamin Aboagye, Minister’s Nominee

05. Mr. Kwasi Kwaning, Bosompem Controller & Accountant General Department

06. Ms. Yvonne Quansah, Ministry of Finance

07. Mr. Anthony Selom Dzadzra, Ministry of Energy

08. Mr Frank Raji, Ministry of Local Govt. & Rural Development

09. Nana Osei Bonsu, Private Enterprise Federation

10. Mr Lemuel Quarshie Martey, Ghana National Assoc. of Farmers and Fishermen

11. Mr. John Ashford Afful Jnr. , Association of Road Contractors

12. Alhaji Abdullai Abubakari Yakubu, Ghana Road Transport Coordinating Council

13. Ing. John Kwesi Danso, Ghana Institution of Engineering

Source: MRH, PR Unit

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