2020 budget amended to include roads in Volta Region


Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta has amended the 2020 budget statement presented to parliament last wednesday.

The move is to satisfy Chiefs and People of the Volta Region who had accused government of neglecting their roads by refusing to mention them among the list of roads to be fixed next year.

The Volta Caucus in parliament on Thursday demanded an apology from the minister for the gaffe.

Minority spokesperson on roads and transport Governs Kwame Agbodza told Angel News the minister must amend the budget to capture roads in the Volta Region under the critical roads for the 2020 program.

On Friday, the minister, in his usual white apparel was in parliament for what could be termed a supplementary budget even before the appropriation bill is passed. He added at least 3 roads to the list.

Minority leader Haruna Iddrisu assured the named projects will be keenly monitored to ensure government isn’t pulling a fast one on the people of the Volta Region.



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