General News Wed, 19 Oct 2016
The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is at its anti-progressive best as far as the December 7 elections are concerned, President John Mahama has said.“They are the same people who frustrated Dr. Nkrumah. They have been there for a very long time,” Mr Mahama told party supporters at Nkwanta in the Volta Region on Tuesday on the second day of his five-day campaign tour of the area.
“They say we do not chew roads, we do not chew hospitals and we do not chew schools. During our campaign launch in Cape Coast, former President Rawlings warned us to beware of them. He said they had been there for a very long time. They tormented Dr. Kwame Nkrumah during his era.
“They have appeared again repeating the thing they did under Kwame Nkrumah.
“They are again downplaying the positive impact of the loans Ghana has contracted under my era. I do not use the monies on lavish things but for projects that will last,” Mr Mahama added.
He promised that his next administration, should he win the polls, will create more jobs and economic opportunities for the people of the area. “When we were undertaking these projects, we employed Ghanaians as carpenters, masons, electricians and other artisans. All these people have had some form of employment I am sure their family members also benefited because they were catered for out of the income they got from being employed.”
“The schools and hospitals we are building will also employ thousands of teachers from the various colleges of educations and thousands of graduates also from the nursing training colleges.
“While we are doing all these things, they are still saying we are wasting national resources. They are still saying we are wasting national resources,” President Mahama stated.