General News of Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Source: citifmonline

Six overhead bridges for N1 highway

Government has revealed it would soon build six more overhead bridges on the accident-prone George Walker Bush Highway.

The Minister for Roads and Highway, Alhaji Hamidu Sulemana announced this on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday.

The Minister made this comments while contributing to a statement read on the floor by the New Patriotic Party MP for Ablekuma Central, Patrick Boamah, on the rising level of road crashes on the 14 kilometer highway.

Mr. Boamah read out shocking statistics of road accidents recorded on the George Walker Bush Highway since it was opened to traffic a year ago.

Speaking on Eyewitness News, Alhaji Sulemana said “government is mobilizing the resources to put up the foot bridges.”

According to him when the budget is approved the Ministry will source for money from the budget even though it was not factored in the budget. He further stated that they will look for funding from internal sources.

The Minister also challenged influential people in society to refrain from interfering with Police investigations into road traffic offences.