“I Am Disappointed In Akufo-Addo For Using COVID-19 to Make Campaign Promises” – Mintah Akandoh
The Member of Parliament for Juaboso in the Western Region, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has expressed disappointment in President Akufo-Addo for using the COVID-19 crisis as an avenue to unveil campaign promises ahead of the upcoming 2020 general elections.
According to him, calls by President Akufo-Addo to build 88 new hospitals in districts in the country within a year is a dream which is impossible and unnecessary.
Speaking on an Accra-based Radio Station, the MP said “What I have realised is that His Excellency the President is hiding behind the update of COVID-19 to launch his campaign. These are campaign promises. But we know that when it comes to campaign promises, the President has a certain history”
He added that President Akufo-Addo has devised a strategy to win the votes of Ghanaians by
making unrealistic promises with the pandemic which he knows will end up confusing the masses.
The MP questioned the ruling Government on why it has not been able to construct a single hospital in districts across the country as promised in their 2016 Manifesto.
“You have promise to build 88 hospitals; but the immediate question is that what correlation has it got with the fight against COVID-19?” he quizzed.
The Member of Parliament however questioned Government why it has abandoned hospital projects started by Former President Mahama.
He noted that although the abandoned hospitals are near completion, it is better to complete it than wasting money to build new ones.
Meanwhile, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has clarified that the hospitals built by the previous Government have not been left to its fate rather it is being worked on.
Story by Joshua Kwabena Smith