Kufuor defends devt record in Volta region

A view of President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, is captured, during the Armed Forces full honor arrival, on the grounds of the White House, Sept. 15, 2008. (U.S. Army photo by Gregory Jones/Released)

Former President John Kufuor has refuted claims by President John Mahama that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) did nothing for the Volta region during its two-term tenure from 2001 to 2008.

Speaking at his residence in Accra when the newly-elected Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North, Gifty Twum Ampofo, paid a courtesy call on him, Mr Kufuor said it was his administration that built the Keta Sea Defence Wall to protect the locals from having their lands and livelihood eaten away by the Sea.

Mr Kufuor also said he was under his administration that the Ho Polytechnic was built. He also mentioned the Nkonya-Dambai road as evidence of his administration development of the Volta region, which is the governing National Democratic Congress’ strongest hold.

In a recent visit to the region, President Mahama told the chiefs and people of Keta and Voltarians in general to disregard claims by the NPP that the NDC has done nothing for the region, though the area is considered as the party’s ‘World Bank.’

“Our opponents know that the Volta Region is the world bank of the NDC and I also say that it’s also the IMF of the NDC. Whatever our opponents can do to discourage to make sure you don’t come out in your numbers and vote, they will do.

“That is why you have known activists who are not NDC members who come and parade and pretend to be NDC youth and agitate our young people and say that NDC has not done anything for you. That is absolutely untrue. Every progress that has been made in this region in terms of electrification, water among others have been made under an NDC government. From Jerry Rawlings’ time to Prof Mills’ time to my time.”

President Mahama said “for those who do that propaganda, in the eight years when they had the opportunity, what did they do? Show me. So, we will not be distracted, we are doing a lot of work and we won’t stop doing it.”
Mr Kufuor, in his response, also said the NDC cannot compare its construction of flyovers to the feat chalked by the NPP as far as road projects were concerned. “Can you compare flyovers to a dual-carriage road project from Accra to Kumasi?” Mr Kufuor asked. He, therefore, asked the NDC to stop boasting about the construction of flyovers.

Source: ClassFMonline

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