President Akufo-Addo has cautioned contractors assigned to rehabilitate roads in the country to focus on the job at hand.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, addressing a durbar of the chiefs and people of Manso-Adubia in the Amansie South District of the Ashanti Region, said there must be value for money in the execution of road projects in the country.

“Any contractor who demonstrates laxity in the performance of his duties would be shown the exit,” the President said, stressing that the Ministry of Roads and Highways ought to ensure strict supervision of all road contracts.

President Akufo-Addo, who was in the Region on a three-day working visit, was unhappy with the deplorable nature of the road network in the District.

Consequently, he promised that if given the mandate in the upcoming elections, his second term of office would ensure that the situation is improved upon.

Despite its huge gold deposit and economic potential, the road network in the area is nothing to write home about, making it difficult to facilitate socio-economic activities.

President Nana Akufo-Addo said the NPP’s performance and effective management of the country has brought many benefits to the citizenry, citing implementation of the ‘One District, One Factory (1D1F)’, ‘One District, One Warehouse’, ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ and ‘Planting for Export and Rural Development’ Programmes.

Under the 1D1F Programme, the government has in the past 3 years completed 76 factories, while more than 230 were at various stages of completion.

On the ‘Free Senior High School (SHS)’ Programme, the President justified the government’s position of having initiated and implemented it, saying the underlying objective was to develop an appreciable level of Ghana’s human resource base.