Former President John Dramani Mahama has bemoaned the number of social infrastructure and economic projects abandoned and left to rot by the Nana Akufo-Addo administration.
Mr. Mahama speaking during a courtesy call on the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs in Koforidua on Tuesday as part of his Thank You tour, complained to the traditional leaders about the NPP government’s decision to abandon several uncompleted projects started under his administration.
“Nananom, there’s a very worrying development that I cannot avoid talking about and that is the issue of abandoned projects… Governments are enjoined to continue the projects began by their predecessors”.
“Unfortunately, it will appear that after 2016, the new government that came, has either advertently or inadvertently refused to work on many projects that the previous governments started and I can name so many of them: there are road projects, hospital projects, school projects…I know in my brother Kwawumanhene’s jurisdiction, the famous Abetifi Hospital is crying for continuation and completion”.
“If you go to other places, there are many of such hospitals that have been abandoned. I’m happy to note that the Somanya Hospital has been completed but then it needs to be operationalised as quickly as possible”.
“If some have been finished, at least, let them start working while you bring in the extra 111 or if some were ongoing, complete them and add the 111 hospitals. Unfortunately, it looks like there’s more attention in cutting sod for the new 111 hospitals than there is for completing the hospitals that are already under construction and, so, these are things that I think we need to draw attention to”, he said.
Mr. Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are on a tour of the country to thank Ghanaians for their support and votes in the 2020 election.
This is the third phase of the tour, which started from the Eastern Region and will continue to the Western, Central, Volta and Oti Regions.