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“It will cost gov’t US$10 billion to fix all roads in Ghana” – Finance Minister Ofori-Atta tells #FixTheCountrty protestors

Ghana’s Finance Minister, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta has estimated that it will cost the government US$10 billion to fix all dilapidated roads in Ghana.

The Minister said this when responding to a question from the media on Sunday, during the Minister’s press briefing.

The question was relevant following agitations by the #FixTheCountry campaigners calling the government to fix the country’s bad road network.

The Minister recounted some of the social intervention services provided Ghanaians, especially the vulnerable during the covid lockdown.

As a reminder, the #FixTheCountry hashtag has dominated headlines in the past week. This is been advanced by disgruntled Ghanaians – mostly youth who says their leaders have failed them.

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This movement, which has gained support from all quarters of the political divide, led to resolve for some protests on the streets of Accra on May 9 although the protest didn’t come off due to injunction.

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