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Ghana: Roads Ministry to Focus On International Corridor DevelopmentWednesday, August 27, 2014 > 08:38:52
The Ministry of Roads and Highways will focus on priority areas to develop the international road corridors to enhance trade opportunities for the country. The road sector minister, Hon. Inusah Fuseini disclosed this when he took his turn at the 'meet the press' series at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Communications.
Hon. Inusah said apart from the Western and Northern corridors which had not yet seen much development as there were on-going works on the Central, Eastern, and Coastal corridors. In the ensuing years the sector would focus on efficiently managing projects on those corridors to ensure that deliverables were realised early to support trade and economic activities, he added.
The Roads Minster also disclosed that the sector had been collaborating with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on the development of the ECOWAS and the Trans-African Highways which included Ghana's coastal and central corridors.
Hon. Inusah Fuseini reaffirmed Government's commitment to improve the road infrastructure deficit in the country since road transportation would remain one of the strategic sectors of Ghana's economy. He said it formed an important part of the social safety net, facilitating the distribution of wealth through trade and employment opportunities in both urban and rural communities. It was for that reason investment in road infrastructure and services was very critical.
He added that Ghana's ability to achieve her target for growth and poverty reduction largely depends on an efficient, reliable and safe road infrastructure system which was adequate and affordable.