The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has indicated that government has plans to complete the construction of the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Polmakom road.
The 110km road was awarded in 2016 under former president John Dramani Mahama to Brazilian contractor Quirez Galvao, and a local contractor MAWUMS, however work halted due to financial constraints.
The Vice President said this when he paid a courtesy call on the Bawku Naba Abugrago Azoka II, during his visit to the Muslim community to commemorate the month of Ramadan in the Upper East Region.
The Vice President indicated that plans are in place to ensure that contructors complete the project, “cabinet last Thursday, discussed an issue of roads and the prioritisation of certain roads in the country were considered, and president Nana Addo indicated that the Bolga-Bawku road must be completed”.
He assured the people that, funding is being sourced to resume the project and complete it to improve socio economic activities in the area.
Speaking to the Muslim community, Dr Bawumia called on the community to use the holy Month of Ramadan to pray for peace, unity and prosperity of Ghana.
He indicated that leaders of the country need prayers from the people of Ghana to be able to lead the country.
“Prayer is so important because and without the blessing of God in anything we do, it cannot be done right. we pray for Allah to bless Ghana, the president Nana Addo and our leaders to perform their duties.”
Dr Bawumia visited the Muslim community in Navrongo, Zebilla and Bawku and was accompanied by the Minister for Zongo and Inner Cities Boniface Abubakar Saddique, Upper East Regional Minister Rockson Bukari, Mayor of Tamale, Musah Superior, Economic adviser and spokesperson Dr Gieon Boako among others.