President Nana Akufo-Addo has dismissed claims that his government has abandoned the Ashanti Region which is tagged as NPP’s electoral “world bank”.
The NPP since the fourth Republic in 1992 has won both in the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the region.
President Akufo-Addo has been slammed by his critics for failing to embark on any major development in the region which corresponds with the number of votes the party gets during elections.
Speaking on Pure FM in Kumasi on Monday, President Akufo Addo accused his political opponents of pushing the unfounded claim.
“I’ve been coming here [Kimasi] since my childhood, road development for instance as is happening now in the Ashanti Region, I’ve not seen anything like it before. It’s not perfect, there are many areas we can improve but overall in terms of road development in Ashanti Region, this is the biggest in history.
“This is something reassuring to me and there’s more to come. For instance, 80% of the roads in Nhyieso have seen asphalt, there’s more to come. Next year, there are two big development that will be started. One is the Suame Interchange, Kumasi will have the second four-tier interchange in Ghana.
“NPP commitment to Ashanti is both in word and deed and I don’t have any doubt about it because of the development going on. This is our base, they give us the votes and we don’t do anything for them, that’s the talk of the NDC. That is not the reality, anybody who goes around and is objective will know that it is not the reality at all.”