Minister of Roads and Highways Exposes Rampant Corruption, Calls for Action



In a startling revelation, Mr. Kwasi Amoako-Attah, the Minister of Roads and Highways, has expressed his deep frustration with the pervasive corruption within his own Ministry. Addressing journalists during an inspection of the VALCO Roundabout-Kpone Road reconstruction project, the Minister did not mince his words in acknowledging that corruption and unethical practices by officials within the Ministry have led to compromised road quality across the nation.

Mr. Amoako-Attah, a high-ranking government official, declared that the deteriorating state of Ghana’s roads could be attributed to the actions of individuals within his Ministry. He lamented the disheartening cycle where dismissed corrupt officials were replaced by new recruits who often proved to be even more detrimental to the road infrastructure. The Minister’s demand for accountability was clear as he called for the legal prosecution of these corrupt elements to send a strong deterrent message.

In a candid statement, Mr. Amoako-Attah expressed his dismay, saying, “There are a lot of corrupt people, there are a lot of thieves in my own Ministry. You sack them and employ new ones, the new ones turn out to be worse than the ones dismissed. What sort of country are we building for ourselves? Somebody must apprehend these people but no one is doing that.”

The Minister’s candid remarks have ignited a national debate on the gravity of corruption within the Ministry of Roads and Highways and its dire consequences on the quality of Ghana’s road network. Citizens, who have long endured the substandard road conditions, have found a glimmer of hope in the Minister’s insistence on holding the guilty parties accountable through legal means.

Amidst growing public concern, Amoako-Attah’s statement has laid bare the urgent need for a comprehensive reform in transparency and accountability mechanisms within the Ministry. The revelation comes as a reminder that the quality of infrastructure is directly tied to the integrity of those entrusted with its development and maintenance.

The call for the prosecution of corrupt officials resonates with many Ghanaians who yearn for a corruption-free society and improved public services. The Minister’s bold stance may well serve as a turning point in addressing the rampant corruption and its corrosive impact on Ghana’s roads.

As the nation awaits the actions that will follow this exposé, it remains to be seen whether the government will heed the Minister’s call for decisive measures to cleanse the Ministry and restore trust in the construction and upkeep of vital road infrastructure. The eyes of the public are now fixed on the steps that will be taken to rectify this deeply entrenched issue and pave the way for a smoother road ahead.


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