The former President, John Dramani Mahama, has decried the abandonment of projects, especially in the road sector, since the assumption of office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
He said: “We did a lot of work in the extension of water and road construction. All the roads that we started have come to a standstill and my heart bleeds for the Eastern Corridor road. However long it takes, I assure you that the next NDC government will come and finish that Eastern Corridor road.”
Addressing the last of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Unity Walk at Aflao Victory Park in the Ketu South Constituency last Saturday, the former President indicated that the next NDC government would have firm focus on the development needs of the region, which continues to be the world bank of the party.
He declared that a new government of the NDC would be committed to the development of the Volta Region.
The region, according to Mr Mahama, deserved a lot attention in terms of development from an NDC-led government for its unfettered support for the party over the years.
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“I want to make a commitment to you that whoever leads a new NDC government in 2021 will be committed wholly to the development of the region,” he stated, but touted some key legacies of the previous NDC-led government in the region, including the establishment of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS).
Several hundreds of party supporters from various constituencies, together with their leadership from the regional and national levels, as well as ex-appointees and parliamentarians, embarked on the over two-hour Unity Walk from Tokor through Denu to the Aflao Victory Park, where they were addressed by some party stalwarts- including the General Secretary, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia and Flag bearer hopeful, Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah.
Dr Spio-Garbrah took a swipe at the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led NPP administration, describing it as a deceitful government which had failed to fulfil its promises to Ghanaians.
He indicated: “They promised us one-district, one-factory, one-constituency, one-factory; can you point to one of those factories in the Volta Region; what about the one million dollars? These should tell you that the NPP is failing and only bringing hardship to the pockets of Ghanaians.”
He, however, called on the rank and file of the NDC to remain resolute to the reorganisation of the party structures to enable them to recapture power in the 2020 election.