President John Mahama (right) in a handshake with Nana Akufo-Addo
President John Mahama has said the ‘one village, one dam’ promise by Nana Akufo-Addo is an old style of campaigning and means nothing until he explains it into details.
According to the President, a mere campaign promise without an implementation strategy and feasibility studies was done during the days of his late father and not fit for the current generation.
Speaking to Paul Adom-Otchere on Metro TV Tuesday, Mr. Mahama challenged the NPP flagbearer to explain to the electorate how he intends to implement those promises if he wants to be taken seriously.
“…There are several things that are happening in the North already. We are revamping a lot of the dams there and there is huge irrigation project that is going to take place in that area soon and so if you just come and say one village one dam, you really haven’t said anything.
“This ‘one district, one factory’ issue came up in the past, it is not a new idea, it is an old idea. But you need to take so many things into consideration, like the proximity of the company to resources…the promises are not new. Maybe when his manifesto comes we will understand what exactly he wants to come and do. Like I said, these promises are not new. They are yesterday’s campaigning style; my father’s time, you just throw out something and people just take it; ‘one village one dam, one district one factory’ what kind of factory are you going to build? Is it a car assembly plant or a manufacturing unit or what,” Mr. Mahama wondered.
He added that he and the NDC are confident of winning the December polls because their promises to the electorate are realistic and achievable.
Source:Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM/Kwame Danso Acheampong
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