The Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has said Ghanaians' inability to maintain infrastructure, facilities and equipment that are procured with the taxpayers’ money to meet a need is the bane of the country.
He noted that the lack of desire to preserve state infrastructure and facilities— shortening their lifespan is troubling
Alexander Afenyo-Markin further said this phenomenon has been a major challenge since independence and it has largely affected the development of the country.
“Not only do we lack the desire to maintain state infrastructure and facilities, but we misuse such facilities and projects; thereby cutting short their expected lifespan,” Alexander Afenyo-Markin exclusively told Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Adwenekasa on Accra-based Original FM 91.9.
He added, “We need to also insist on a strict maintenance regime and factor the cost of maintenance in any project that is embarked on. That way, we will not complain that there are no funds for maintenance and the replacement of parts when equipment is concerned.”