Former President John Mahama has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has contributed immensely to the development of Ghana in the past 28 years of the party’s existence through its various administrations.
Speaking at the flag-raising ceremony to mark the party’s 28th-anniversary celebration, the flag bearer of the NDC said the party “had the unique opportunity, thanks to the good people of Ghana, to lead this country for more years than any other political party”, adding: “For sixteen out of the 28 years of our 4th Republican experiment, the management and administration of the country was in the hands of the NDC”.
“It is those 16 years that account for the sustained growth, gradual improvement in the lives of especially our rural populations, and spurned a radical expansion of infrastructure, both social and economic across the country”, he said.
“But for the NDC, the present penetration of electricity supply, and in fact, the connection of our rural communities to the national grid would not have happened. But for the NDC, the current level of electricity generation could not have been achieved”, Mr Mahama noted.
“But for the NDC, the current level of access to clean drinking water across the country would not have achieved. But for the NDC, the current expansion of health and educational infrastructure across the country would not have happened”, Mr Mahama asserted.
“But for the NDC, the development of critical economic infrastructure, especially the commencement of various road projects, all across the 16 regions would not have happened”, he told his audience.
He continued: “But for the NDC, and in these very challenging COVID-19 times, there wouldn’t have been the Ga East Hospital, the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, the University of Ghana Medical Centre, the Bank Hospital, the new and modern Tamale Teaching Hospital among others”.
“But for the NDC, there wouldn’t have been all the interchanges at major traffic bottlenecks that have made life easier for commuters and motorists”.
“But for the NDC, there would be no Terminal 3, Tamale International Airport, Kumasi Airport expansion and terminal, Ho airport and all the other advances in the aviation sector”.
“But for the NDC, there would be no Technical Universities, UHAS, UENR, University of Development Studies, University of Education Winneba, University of Environment and Sustainable Development among others”.
The party’s achievements, Mr Mahama said, “are well-documented in the Green Book and urge all doubters to get a copy and step into your community and cross-check if the projects outlined there, the E-Blocks, interchanges, hospitals and other transformational projects exist only in book”.
“The NDC believes in Ghana’s future. We have always had a vision to build a country that will be a Regional Powerhouse, providing economic and social opportunities for all Ghanaians and not just a few relatives and friends”, he noted.
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