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Gov't releases GH¢150m to patch potholes across Ghana

By Vincent Ashitey
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The government has released an amount of GHc150 million for the engagement and payment to road contractors undertaking pothole patching across the country.

The amount is part of the first quarter releases from the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Roads and Highways, said in a statement dated February 15.

"The intervention is to enable the Ghana Highways Authority and the Department of Urban Roads to take advantage of the dry season to undertake routine pothole patching activities on some major roads which deteriorated last year due to heavy rains."

"The Ministry is hopeful that this timely intervention will result in smoother road surfaces, help reduce the risk of accidents and prolong the lifespan of our road infrastructure.

It called on the public to cooperate with the Ministry as the government strives to improve the national road network.

"The Ministry of Roads and Highways wishes to reiterate its commitment to addressing all road network challenges across the country and encourages all to cooperate with the Ministry as we strive to improve the national road network."