The Campaign Coordinator of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams, says the Akatamansonians are becoming fed with the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for their continuous copy-cut of initiatives being pursued by President John Mahama.According to him, the one-village-one-dam policy as promised by the 2016 presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo is an initiative already being pursued by President John Dramani Mahama under the umbrella family’s district industrialization project.
In his view, the project being talked about by the opposition leader is not possible, wondering where Akufo-Addo will get the source of water for the construction of a dam in each of the villages across the three northern regions (Upper East, Upper West and Northern Region).
“It is like whatever good thing the NDC is doing, the NPP candidate [Nana Akufo-Addo] has devised a strategy to say that I will also do it. The one village one dam is not possible. It is just part of his promise galore. Where on earth will he get the source of water from? Are we going to get the water from rainfall or the streams that have dried up? So, Nana Addo’s promise is not practicable”, he noted.
Kofi Adams who is also the National Organizer of the NDC was reacting to Akufo-Addo’s proposed one-village-one-dam for the three northern regions in interview with Adom FM on Monday.
The opposition leader while addressing the Bolgatanga Traditional Council on Sunday promised to construct dams in each of the villages spread across the three northern regions to boost farming should he win the December 7 Presidential elections.
“As far as this part of our world is concerned, I want to go further and talk about one village one dam”, he said.
The one-village-one-dam, according to Akufo-Addo, is a policy to help Ghana become self-sufficient in food production and even become an exporter of food to the sub-region.
But Kofi Adams commenting further on the issue said President John Dramani Mahama has already started such initiative.
“We [NDC] have district industrialization project and he [Akufo-Addo] will go and stand there and say one-village-one-dam. Government is already pursuing this project for the people. And the main idea is to do a bigger dam that if powered will supply water to so many communities at a time. As we speak, SADA is working on the Pwalugu dam and when completed it will supply water to more than 100,000 hectares of land. Where will be the source of water for the one-village-one dam project? You don’t have to do multiples of dams. What the NDC is doing is to construct a bigger dam to supply water to more communities”, he said.