The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says should he win the 2020 elections, he will use his first year in office to complete all abandoned projects under Akufo-Addo.
He said this when he addressed the chiefs and people of Asogli in Ho, the Volta Region capital, on Thursday, August 20, 2020, as part of his four-day campaign tour.
Mahama said President Akufo-Addo has abandoned several projects he started but he is committed to completing them if he wins power.
“I am committed to completing all hundreds of projects abandoned by the NPP administration before embarking on new ones. In our first year we will mobilise resources and continue the projects that have been abandoned,” he said.
He mentioned the Ho Airport, an abattoir at Sokode, electrification projects, roads, projects at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) and Ho Technical University as examples of the projects abandoned by the current administration.
Mahama made a similar promise two ago during a meeting with the Ghana Association of Assembly Members (GAAM) at his office in Accra he made a similar promise.
“There are people who worked as far back as 2015, 2016, but for four years have not been paid. What they don’t realise is that the contractors work with money borrowed from banks. So when you don’t pay the contractors, they too cannot pay the bank,” he said.
Mahama has also thrown a challenge to President Akufo-Addo to debate him on the infrastructure records of both.
The NPP has however shot down the challenge and termed it ‘unnecessary’.