Kweku Baako Jnr. has described the trend where subsequent governments do not give credit to efforts of past ones as ‘unfair’.
He said both the NDC and NPP are guilty of the ‘unfair’ practice.
“ . . you must agree to where the thing begun and where it ended, it’s a factual and fair account,” he said while contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’.
The renowned Journalist was reacting to the NDC’s cry that the ruling government refused to acknowledge former President Mahama during the commissioning of the Tema Motorway Interchange.
The NDC condemned President Akufo-Addo for not inviting John Mahama to the commissioning of the project which was done on June 5, 2020.
A statement from the party said the project was one of John Mahama’s legacies and that it “is among four major Interchanges constructed by the former President before exiting power in January 2017”.
Kweku Baako speaking to this said it is unfair to downplay the role played by the former President.
“It is true Mahama’s administration made an appeal to the Japanese Government in 2013 for support for the Tema motorway project . . . ” adding, “it will be unfair to discount the role that was played by the JM administration and the activities that took place before 2017, I cannot do that in all good conscience,” he said.
He, however, indicated that the NDC is also guilty of same.
He cited the Euroget project started by former President John Agyekum Kufuor which the NDC credited themselves for it.
“It is the same thing with the Green Book . . . and I hear the NDC Communicators they even exclude Prof Mills; it doesn’t make sense, it’s not factual. A lot of the projects in 2010, 2011, they claim they are JM projects. Why is it so difficult to admit that . . . ”? he queried.
Source: Rebecca Addo Tetteh