The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Ashanti Region, has explicitly stated that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had nothing to show during his four-day trip of the region.
According to the bureau, the President instead gave credit to previous President John Mahama for initiating and starting some projects, and he also inaugurated a few smaller projects that the Metropolitan Municipal District Chief Executives should have completed (MMDCEs).
Abass Nurudeen, the regional communications officer, revealed during a news conference on October 20, 2022, in Kumasi that the President had simply traveled there to officially open a 330kV transmission line between Kumasi and Bolgatanga, an initiative of previous President Mahama.
He did not give Mahama credit when he arrived to officially launch the project.
“The President, also refused to give credit to former President Mahama who started the 60-bed capacity Konongo hospital Eurojekt project when he commissioned it” he said.
Mr. Abass criticized President Akufo-Addo for suspending work on the 120-bed Kumawu Hospital, the 250-bed regional hospital in Sewua, and the 500-bed Afari Military Hospital, all of which were started by the ex-president John Mahama.
“The abysmal performance of the President in the region coupled with the bad economic situation, led to the hooting and jeering of him at Kumasi Adum during the tour” he emphasized.
Additionally, Mr. Abass urged President Akufo-Addo to remove himself from Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako, the NPP’s Ashanti Regional Chairman who goes by the alias Wontumi due to his unlawful actions at Akonta Mining.
He wished for the President to ensure Chairman Wontumi’s arrest and eventual prosecution.