Edmund Kyei, Asokwa Constituency 1st Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, has taken former President John Mahama to the cleaners, describing him as a pathological lair.
According to Edmund Kyei, claims by Mr Mahama that his administration started the One Village One Dam (1V1D) initiative that is being pursued by the current NPP government, are unfounded and unwarranted.
The former president, who is currently on a campaign tour of the newly created Savannah Region, threw shades at President Akufo-Addo and his administration that the dams being constructed are inferior, suggesting the government is wasting taxpayers’ money.
“Their dams are even of inferior quality because when it rains, the dams are breaking and the water is flowing away,” he claimed.
In a statement released in Accra on Friday, the NPP communicator urged the public to completely disregard the former president’s comment, challenging him to provide further and better particulars.
Below is Edmund Kyei’s full statement
EDMUND KYEI REPLIES MAHAMA ON ONE VILLAGE, ONE DAM
On ex President Mahama’s tour at the newly created Savannah Region he made an astonishing claim that his government was able to create 120 dugout for irrigation before he left office.
Meanwhile those dugouts he was claiming he built could not be found anywhere in the three Northern region, which means it is either his appointees who were in charge lied to him or he is being mischievous.
His Excellency, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was able to think outside the box and he figured out the main occupation of the three Northern Region was Agriculture so being a visionary leader he saw during dry season agriculture output is low so the then candidate Nana Addo promised each village or community a dam for irrigation to enable them have a year round harvest but not seasonal harvest as it used to be.
Government intends to build 570 dams in the three Northern Region and currently 160 are under completion stages. I want ex President Mahama to know there are several types of dams according to their purposes, Nana Addo’s government is not constructing a hydro electric dam but rather irrigation dams. Ex President should start a search for his lost dams as he is claiming and also stop deceiving the good people of our land.
…. signed…. Edmund Kyei Asokwa Constituency 1st Vice Chairman and Member of NPP Communication