General News of Monday, 12 January 2015
Source: Daily Guide
Convention People’s Party (CPP) General Secretary Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, has charged the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to stop the propaganda and fix the eastern corridor road it had repeatedly promised to.
He said the major road which connects the south-eastern part of the country to the north, is “a death trap” and sympathized with the people living along that stretch of the road.
He told DAILY GUIDE that on his way to the north to assess the ongoing CPP constituency executive elections, he used the road to see for himself what had actually been done. He said he was surprised at the way some government communicators presented a different picture about the same carriage way.
“Asikuma to Kadjebi is like a death trap. The road is in a terrible condition. Nothing has been done over there,” he lamented.
He noted, “From Kadjebi to Nkwanta has been done but it is not tarred or anything like that. It has just been designed like our local asphalt.
They have a long way to go but I suppose it is a political project and maybe they might find some money and try and do something for 2016.”
Mr. Greenstreet, who is becoming a thorn in the flesh of the ruling NDC with his pronouncements said, “The work has temporarily come to a stop from what I saw over there. Something went on but it has reached a point where everything has stopped. They got to Nkwanta and the work ceased. From Nkwanta to Damongo is very bad. It is also like a death trap.”
He added, “The contractors appear to be on the road but somehow, their equipment has been abandoned.”
On his official trip, he said he went to see how far the CPP had gone with the constituency elections saying, “They have done 19 out of the 31 constituencies.”
Mr. Ivor Greenstreet maintained that he visited Kpandai, Wulensi, Bimbilla, Salaga North and South and slept in Salaga; and that on Friday, went to places like Tamale North, South, Central and Sanarigu. “The following day, I went to Gushiegu Karaga, Nanton and Savelugu,” the outspoken CPP chief scribe disclosed.
He said he met journalists “who asked me about this statement I made at the NDC congress in Kumasi and I told them I was on my way to Wa but will also go to Damango and Sawla after which I will go to Bole because one of my executives there has arranged for a pastor of the Assemblies of God Church to pray for me to determine whether or not I have selective myopia or whether my accusers are those who have become blind to the conditions of majority of Ghanaians.”