President John Mahama
President John Mahama has touted the achievements of his government in the Volta region, describing as ‘wicked lies’, claims by his political opponents that nothing has been done in the region.
The President, who is on a 5-day campaign tour of the region ahead of the December 7 elections, said the area, which is the ‘world bank’ of the NDC, has witnessed massive investments in various sectors including education, health, social and economic infrastructure in the last four years.
He cited the expansion of potable water coverage in the region from 39 percent in 2012 to the present figure of 70 percent as one of his many achievements in the Volta region.
“If there is one area that this government has been very successful and has invested heavily in the Volta region, then it is in the area of water supply. In 2012, when I became president, the region has only 39.74 percent coverage of water, today as I speak; more than 70 percent of the people of Volta region have access to clean drinking water.”
“And that is based on projects that we have completed, if you add the projects that are ongoing, by the time we complete all those projects, the Volta region will have higher than the national average, which is 76 percent,” Mahama stated at the inauguration of Water Supply System at Kpando Monday.
He added: “So if some people say, no work has been done in the Volta region and continues to propel that propaganda, it is not based on the fact. It is done for political reasons, which is a very wicked lie.”
The $12.7 million project will supply 1.5 million gallons of potable water per day to residents of the Kpando municipality as well as other adjourning communities in the Biakoye and North Dayi districts.
This, in addition to other social infrastructure investments, such as electricity expansion, roads, schools, and clinics, the President noted did not only have a direct impact on the people but also propel economic growth through job creation.
He told party supporters at a mini rally in Kpando that, “under these first-four years, a lot of money have been spent on social and economic infrastructure. Which has two main advantages; it stimulates the economy and creates jobs. So when you are investing in education, electricity, water and people do not appreciate that, that infrastructure is stimulating the economy and creating jobs, then, you wonder where they learn their economics from.”
The Minister of Interior, Mr. Prosper Bani, who also hailed from the area, said the President has justified himself through his achievements and urged the electorate to vote massively for him and the NDC to continue with the good works in the region and the country at large.
Those accompanying the President on his campaign trail of the Volta region, include, national campaign Coordinator, Mr. Kofi Adams, Campaign Communication director, Mrs. Joyce Bawa-Mogtari, Communication Minister, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, former transport minister, Dzifa Attivor and a host of government and party functionaries from the region.
Source: Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM/Lambert Atsivor
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