The Ministry of Roads and Highways and its Agencies has resolved to ensure the provision of adequate logistics and funding for effective supervision of road maintenance work in country.

The Ministry says,it will develop a comprehensive funding framework for road maintenance development, traffic management and safety, encapsulating alternative source of funding for tolling and concessions.

This was contain in communiqué issue after the 2019 strategic management workshop of the Ministry of roads and highways held at Ejisu near kumasi in the Ashanti region from 7th-9th 2019.

The four-day workshop brought together over 90 participants from the Ministry and all five (5) sector Agencies and other key Stakeholders across the country.

The 2019 strategic management workshop was under the theme”Ghana Beyond Aid – Strategic for Sustainable Investment and Road Asset Preservation”.

According to the communiqué read by director of policy and planning, Mrs.Ing. Rita Ohene Sarfah the ministry shall work towards the issuance of performance Based Contracts for specialized contractors for the provision and maintenance of road furniture.

It said the ministry and its Agencies shall ensure that specified road furniture work are undertaken prior to pay taking over of road projects.

The communiqué also stated that the ministry will lead the development and review of existing coordinating manuals and guidelines for effective management of the road asset.

The communiqué also revealed that the ministry shall formulate policies to guide research and internships and provide funding for use by research and collaborative institutions.

Moreover ,the member of parliament for Ejisu constituency double as deputy minister of roads and highways Hon Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, indicated that,destruction of road property is a punishable offence in the country therefore road users must be cautious.

“When you are found in damaging any road property being it crash barrier, road signs or damaging the carriage way of the road,the damage you have caused will be access and you will pay for “he said.

He explained that,though the situation has been over looked over the years but called on Ghanaians to report such offenders to the road agencies by taking their details.

Source: Koowaa.com /Kwame Baffoe Agyekum.

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