The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah has revealed that majority of roads awarded for construction in the region have been left abandoned by contractors due to the failure of the government to meet its financial obligations.
“Now, when you are talking about it the question that comes up is you’ve given it out on contract and then what? The way forward however is that we are still piling pressure on the government in the hope that money will be raised for their return,” he added.
According to the minister, the situation sometimes leaves him ashamed especially when he has to ply some of the roads in question but emphasised the government’s commitment to ensuring infrastructure development in the region.
“Recently I went through Anwia Nkwanta through to Manso Nkwanta and I had to bow down my head due to the bad state of the road which has been assigned to a contractor,” the minister said.