NPP’s Afoase Ayirebi parliamentary candidate Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has noted that building schools is a good initiative but it is something leaders like Guggisberg, Nkrumah, Rawlings, Kufuor and Mills have all done hence president Mahama inaugurating the Kwaobaah Nyanoa Community Day School is not historic.
He added for president Mahama to allude that he used his first term investing in infrastructure and requires a second term for the dividends to reflect in the pockets of Ghanaians is disingenuous to say the least.
He posited, it is not given that there must be optimal infrastructure before property can be felt recounting that president Mahama had publicly declared that together with his then boss had established a resolute infrastructure programme promising prosperity to Ghanaians and an advancement of the ‘Better Ghana Agenda’.
“Mr. Mahama was in control of many things even when he was the vice president during the Mills era but despite numerous promises, when pinned to give specific successes he is found wanting” the media man pointed out.
“The Mahama led government promised 200 Public Day Senior High Schools, 50 each year of the 4 years but they’ve offered only 13. On the health front he promised to increase the CHP compounds from 1,600 to 3,000 but the question is has he delivered. Citizens seeking healthcare are paying from their pockets because the health insurance claims are not being paid” Mr. Nkrumah enumerated.
Asked by Richard Sky if the world economic turmoil could not be blamed for disrupting Mr. Mahama’s developmental plans, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah opined “if you get your forecast wrong you can’t be allowed to come back and say sorry give me a second term.”