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"Akufo-Addo Abandoned My Projects" – Mahama Says As He Makes Commitment To Complete Them

Former President John Dramani Mahama has chastised the Akufo-Addo administration of neglecting the projects, especially in the Volta Region, that were initiated by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.

Speaking at the grand durbar to mark the climax of the Asogli Yam Festival in Ho, Mr Mahama said “Projects started by the NDC have been abandoned and others that are to be completed in the region are being done at a slow pace. For some of the projects, this government asked contractors to stop work.

“But I make a commitment of the NDC that, God willing and thanks to your votes in 2025, all these projects will be resumed.”

He further took on President Akufo-Addo for what he says is the seeming institutionalization of corruption currently in Ghana.

The 2020 presidential candidate for the NDC cited the 2021 Auditor-General’s report as evidence of how the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government has lost the fight against corruption. “The NPP government has completely lost control of the fight against corruption,” he said. “President Akufo-Addo in his inaugural address promised to protect the purse. Today, that public purse cannot be found.

“Revelations in the Auditor General report for 2021 are only a microcosm of the seeming institutionalization of corruption under this administration.” The 2021 Auditor-General’s report saw about GH¢17.4 billion lost by the state to various financial irregularities in public sector institutions.

For the former president, it is only necessary for all citizens to come together in finding a lasting solution to this as the ordinary Ghanaian is suffocating under the current economic conditions.

“I am using this festival to draw attention to this important national issue that requires the support of all citizens.

“Economic difficulties in the country are unbearable. Cost of living has increased significantly because of rising inflation. Prices are changing in the market every day, and this makes it difficult for the ordinary Ghanaian to survive.”

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