Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, launched a new website for tracking the government’s infrastructural projects across the country.
The new portal—www.deliverytracker.gov.gh—dubbed “delivery our promises” will enable Ghanaians to track infrastructural projects undertaken by President Akufo-Addo government.
So far, the government’s total infrastructural projects initiated since it assumed office in January 2017, is 17,334, with 8,746 completed and 8,588 on-going.
Addressing at a Virtual Government Town Hall Meeting and Results Fair at the Academy of Art and Sciences in Accra, Dr. Bawumia said the government’s infrastructure projects span across the country.
He said the government’s vision is not only to build infrastructure projects but “to build a nation” where every part of the country is developed devoid of political and ethnic inclinations.
Vice President Bawumia said the importance of the website is to enable Ghanaians to “have access to, and interrogate the data that we have put together on a website which he said, is a novelty.
“It will enhance transparency and accountability in governance” Dr. Bawumia stated, adding “it will also enable the government to ensure that uncompleted projects are prioritised in the process of the capital budget.”
Vice President Bawumia said the cost of the numerous infrastructure projects constructed across the country—roads, bridges, interchanges, irrigation dams, school buildings, hospitals and clinics, airports, among others— have value for money projects as compared to infrastructure projects of the previous government.
For instance, Dr. Bawumia disclosed that the total cost of the Tema, Pokuase, Tamale, and Obetsebi Lamptey interchanges is $289million while the Kwame Nkrumah interchange was constructed at a cost of $270 million by the previous administration.
The infrastructure data on the website can be obtained either by sectors like education, health, agriculture, education, road construction, among others. You can also search by region specifics as well by districts.
“As far as we know, Ghana is the only country in Africa that has implemented this publicly accessible delivery tracker for its infrastructure projects. No other country has done so,” the Vice President added.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD