2024 flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has reiterated his pledge to focus on completing abandoned projects including those started by the current administration.
Addressing a town hall meeting at Nsawura in the Sefwi Akontombra constituency in the Western North region, the former President said when he wins the polls next year, his government will take stock of every single project irrespective of the regime which started it and break the cycle of leaving heavy loans tied to taxpayers’ money from going waste.
“It doesn’t matter which regime started it. Even projects started by Akufo-Addo/Bawumia administration, we will complete them” he emphasized.”
Mr Mahama who is on a two-day of the region said this does not mean his new government will not undertake initiatives.
His assurance addresses the expectations of many Ghanaians who have severally condemned the decision by the current administration to suspend several road and other infrastructure projects including schools and hospitals, some of which have either been completed and are awaiting commissioning for the benefit of the masses.
It will be recalled that last month, Goasomanhene, Nana Akwasi Bosompra, could not but weep in open public when he shared concerns about neglect by the central government in terms of basic development, during a courtesy call on him by the NDC 2024 candidate during his tour of the Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions.
On Wednesday, 13th December 2023, Paramount Chief of the Sefwi Traditional area Okatakyie Kwasi Bumangama II also bemoaned the false hope before the creation of new regions.
“Akuffo Addo said he has given us region but the region is incomplete” – Okatakyie Kwasi Bumangama II explained suggesting the much-expected development since the Western North was hived out of the Western region is yet to be seen.
John Mahama, who ends his tour of the region today, will cross over to the Western region tomorrow.
By Wisdom Hededzorme