Former President John Mahama has been criticized as the Ashanti Region’s worst performing president in terms of infrastructure development by Dennis Kwakwa, communications director for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The NPP referred to the former president as the most “wicked” president who starved the Ashanti Region in his development agenda during a press conference on Thursday, October 20, 2022 in Kumasi.
Dennis Kwakwa argued during the conference that the recent uproar by certain locals in the area over subpar infrastructure projects should be entirely attributed to the National Democratic Congress NDC, which was led by former President John Mahama.
The National Democratic Congress NDC, led by former President John Mahama, should be held solely accountable for the recent outcry by some residents in the region over low infrastructure projects, Mr. Kwakwa argued during the conference.
Regarding the field of education, Dennis Kwakwa stated that the administration led by Akufo-Addo has launched more than 207 distinct school projects in the Ashanti Region alone.
“Putting the free senior high school policy aside, the NPP’s development drive in the Education sector alone is unparalleled compared to the mediocre projects the NDC claimed to have done”.
“Mr Mahama who claimed to have outperformed president Akuffo Addo could only manage just 29 school projects across the country which culminated to only 696 classrooms but the underperforming NPP government has constructed 69 three unit classroom blocks, 175 six unit classroom blocks, one eight unit classroom blocks, 193 twelve unit classroom blocks, 11 eighteen unit classroom blocks totaling 3744 classrooms for the Ashanti Region alone in just four years , and we believe the good people of the region are the better judges “ he said.
The J.A. Kufuor Model School in Dabaa, the creative arts school in Kwadaso, and other STEM schools in the Bosomtwe Constituency are still undergoing construction, according to Mr. Kwakwa.
As far as we, the Ashanti people, are concerned, [the NDC is] the government that has proven to be the worst political swindle in the history of the 4th Republic, he added without equivocation.
He praised President Akuffo Addo for prioritizing the Ashanti Region by providing the necessary facilities to improve the standard of living for the populace.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng