The Chairperson of the Roads Committee of Parliament has supported the Roads Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Attah’s call for a bi-partisan probe into President Akufo-Addo’s assertion that his regime has built most roads in the 4th Republic.
In an interview on Joy FM’s Top Story on Wednesday, Kennedy Nyarko Osei said the call is in the right direction since it will bring closure to the debate on the issue.
“I support it, because if you look at the brouhaha surrounding these kilometers of roads that have been constructed under President Akufo-Addo, then there is a need for a bi-partisan committee to be put together, so that we can go and do physical verification on these roads that the Minister says that the Akufo-Addo government has constructed.
“So I am in full support… if we do that it will bring closure and all Ghanaians will know the truth,” he stated.
Mr Nyarko Osei’s comment comes after the Minister for Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Attah said Parliament should constitute a special committee to investigate claims by President Akufo-Addo that his regime has built most roads in the 4th Republic.
This, according to the Minister, who was debating the State of the Nation Address, will prove that the President did not lie.
His suggestion was necessitated by an assertion by the Minority that the President’s claims are erroneous.
Mr. Amoako-Attah, therefore, suggested to the House “to set up an independent bi-partisan committee to investigate at my Ministry the facts of the data …the President under his leadership has done more work in the road sector.”
He added that the details of the roads constructed under President Akufo-Addo’s administration are backed by empirical data which is available at the Ministry of Roads and Highways.
“Mr Speaker, this statement made by Mr President was factual, credible, the statement was dependable, the statement was incontestable, undisputed and above all, the statement is very viable to anybody who cares,” he declared.
The Minority accepted the suggestion for a bi-partisan probe from the Roads Minister
The Minority Chief Whip and Ranking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee, Governs Kwame Agbodza, stated that “he believes many people in the country doubt the data he provided so he is offering that you direct the House to set up a bi-partisan committee to investigate and verify the claim he has made.
“Would I plead with you now to direct that we set up a committee since he [Roads Minister] knows that we [Minority] doubt his information?,” he said.
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