AfDB To Support Government Expand Feeder Roads

President John Dramani Mahama has made proposals to the African Development Bank (AFDB), to support Government to expand the development of feeder roads throughout the country. Mr Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, announced this at the daily media briefing at the Flagstaff House, Kanda. The Deputy Minister said the move was to support Government to connect the rural areas to the cities, to stop post-harvest losses in the food producing areas. He said although the AfDB had contributed to Ghana’s socio-economic development, and in the areas of health, education and infrastructure, Government would continue to liaise with the Bank to improve the roads sector. President Mahama on Monday held a closed-door meeting with officials of the Bank to discuss the way forward in its cooperation with Ghana. The meeting was also envisaged to deepen the Bank’s relations and support to propel the socio-economic development of the country. Mr Mohammed said the expansion of feeder roads would cover all the districts of the country, and gave the assurance that Government would ‘’continue to pursue that collaboration to achieve the development goals of the country’’. On committees formed to go into activities of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority and Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Development Authority, the Deputy Minister said Government would receive reports on the two bodies. Mr Mohammed expressed confidence in the committees and said the action or inaction of the President would depend on findings of the committees, and advised the public to remain patient.