John Dramani Mahama, a former president of Ghana, has bemoaned the volume of abandoned projects in the Volta Region.
He claims a number of initiatives launched by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration have been ceased.
“Projects initiated by the NDC have been abandoned, and work is progressing slowly on others that must be finished in the region.
This government requested contractors to halt work on certain of the projects,” Mr. Mahama emphasized.
He named other projects as either abandoned or moving slowly, including the Sokode-Ho road, Jasikan-Hohoe, the junction at the UHAS roundabout, and the Volivo bridge over the southern Volta river.
The former president declared that the future NDC government would place a strong emphasis on the development needs of the region and complete all abandoned projects while speaking at the grand durbar marking the culmination of the Asogli Yam Festival in Ho.
However, the former President pledged, “But I make a commitment of the NDC that, God willing and in gratitude for your votes in 2025, all these projects will resume.”
The administration governed by Nana Akufo-Addo, according to John Dramani Mahama, has failed in its efforts to combat corruption.
He made this statement in response to violations listed in the 2021 Auditor General’s Report.
The nation, according to the former president, has significant obstacles and must shun selfishness in order to promote progress.
He noted that “self-centredness has been eroded despite the strong foundations laid by our forefathers.”
“The NPP government has completely lost control of the fight against corruption. President Akufo-Addo in his inaugural address promised to protect the purse. Today, that public purse cannot be found. Revelations in the Auditor General report for 2021 are only a microcosm of the seeming institutionalization of corruption under this administration.”
Thus, Mr. Mahama urged a coordinated effort to combat the canker.
“I’m utilizing this festival to raise awareness of this crucial national problem, which needs the backing of all citizens.
The nation’s economic problems are intolerable. Because of rising inflation, cost of living has dramatically increased.
The average Ghanaian finds it challenging to subsist since market prices are always shifting.