The Minority in Parliament is accusing government of inflating the cost of roads after the Agriculture Minister disclosed 12,000 km of cocoa roads costing GH₵ 13.6 billion have been done in Ghana since 2019.

Responding to questions in Parliament the Minister, Owusu Afriyie Akoto said the award processes were transparent.

“Mr Speaker under the current administration 286 cocoa roads contract with total length of 4465.89 kilometres have been completed for construction since 2019 at the cost of GH₵ 13.6 billion. The entire review process and project preparation was done upon several engagements and consideration with legacy group.”

Minority Spokesperson on Roads Kwame Agbodza says the investments does not give value for money.

 “Under the NDC 2,900 kilometres of those roads cost GH₵ 5.1 billion. The question we should be asking is why project cost in this country went up so astronomically under the NPP? Out of 286 projects of whopping 1077 were awarded on sole sourcing. This is a government you can never trust. They tell you to look up, you should be looking down,” he said.