President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo has taken a swipe at the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama for being deceptive in communicating infrastructure projects that they had not implemented, as though they had, in their famous ‘Green Book’. According to him, the NDC only engaged in talking about projects they had not done, as though they had completed them. He said such deceptions do not help a developing country like Ghana, and one that contributed to their loss in the 2016 general elections.
President Nana Addo emphasized the NPP government’s commitment to being honest and transparent with the Ghanaian people, adding that they are working hard towards fulfilling their promises to the Ghanaian people because they know the level of underdevelopment the country faces.
According to him, almost all the infrastructure projects which were touted to have been done under the erstwhile Mahama administration were all fantasies existing in a certain green book, and not in reality.
“We made a pledge to the Ghanaian people to expand and improve the road network whilst closing the missing links in the network. We had to make this pledge because we know that the so-called unprecedented infrastructure projects of the Mahama Administration were fantasies exiting only in the green book, and not on the ground.
Nana Addo, in making a solemn pledge to the people of Ghana, stated “We know that the provision of quality road infrastructure is an important tool for the socio-economic development of our country and govt will ensure the even spread of such projects across the country.”
His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo made these pronouncements whilst commissioning the first phase of the Tema interchange project. He remarked that the historic traffic jams around that area have been eradicated. He expressed satisfaction with the pace at which the project was executed.
“Due to the inconvenience of unbearable traffic and a poor road network when traversing the then rotary intersection. Today, we are witnessing an end to this unacceptable situation by commissioning f the newly constructed Tema interchange which is part of the Ghana International corridor project.
“This project was financed with a grant secured from the Japanese government to the tune of fifty-six dollars. Started and finished within the contractual period of twenty-eight (28) months i.e Feb 2018 to June 2020. It created thousands of jobs for many young men and women and businesses within this catchment area,” the President stated.