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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

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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.

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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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