The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that the cost of projects were sharply inflated under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.
He said this evident in the cost of the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange competed by the John Mahama administration four years ago.
Speaking on the infrastructural achievements by the Akufo-Addo administration in Accra, Dr. Bawumia said the cost one interchange is equal to the cost 4 interchanges the current government is constructing.
The Vice President cited Tema, Pokuase and Obetsebi Lamptey interchanges in the Greater Accra Region and Tamale in the Northern Region, all at a total cost of $289 million comparing it with the $260 million Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.
“I would just leave that for you to ponder,” Dr Bawumia said.
Prior to the 2016 elections, John Mahama commissioned a redesigned Kwame Nkrumah Circle interchange to ease the heavy vehicular traffic in the capital.
Dubbed ‘Dubai Interchange’, the three-tier interchange included a 1.2km flyover from the then Busy Internet end of the Ring Road to the Awudome Cemetery, near the Obetsebi-Lamptey Roundabout with street lights.
The phase one of the project cost €74 million whilst phase two was at US$170 million.