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Govt releases GHc800million to pay contractors – Roads and Highways Minister

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

The Minister for 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 for 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 financing 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

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