Road Minister summoned to Parliament

The Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako Atta has been summoned to appear on the floor of the House on Thursday November 28, 2017 to answer questions bothering the closure of the Buipe and Yapei bridges in the Northen Region.

The Ghana Highways Authority (GHA) on Monday, November 20, 2017, closed down the Buipe and Yapei bridges in the Northern Region.

According to the Ghana Highways Authority, the bridges have been in dilapidated conditions for some time now, thus posing as a threat to motorists and pedestrians.

The Minister, Kwasi Amoako Atta is expected to appear on the floor of the house to explain why the Buipe and Yapei bridges have been closed.

He also expected to answer some questions on the reconstruction process, the financial budget and the duration of the reconstruction of the bridges.

Reports indicate that, the Yapei bridge was constructed some 53 years ago, and has received only minor maintenance works.

Meanwhile, the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta while presenting the 2018 budget in Parliament also disclosed that government has earmarked some bridges to be reconstructed.

They include “Daboya Bridge, Nawumi Bridge, Yapei Bridge, Buipe Bridge, Lawra- Dikpe bridge, Prima-Misio Bridge” as well as 99 steel bridges.

Source: Kofi Doe Lawson/hbtvgghana.com

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