President Akufo-Addo has asked politicians to be responsible when touting their achievements in the run-up to the 2020 elections.
The president, who was speaking to members of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs bemoaned the poor nature of the country’s roads despite what he says were his predecessor’s assertion that the road sector had seen unprecedented progress.
According to him, politicians must be truthful and be responsible for the claims they make.
“It is important that we the political leaders of this country exercise some sense of responsibility when we are making these claims.”
“It is not good for us politicians to be misleading the people. If you have not done something don’t claim it. Don’t write it in your book. Don’t make pronouncements on it. The people themselves can tell the truth.”
President Akufo-Addo also indicated that in all his travels across the country and interactions with both traditional and local authorities, the common appeal was for his Administration to have their deplorable roads fixed.
“The roads are my biggest burden in Ghana,” he said, wondering “why that should be the case when his immediate predecessor had claimed that he had done all the roads in the country, and was responsible for unprecedented infrastructural development in the country during his tenure.”
“It is not good for us as politicians to be misleading the people… If you have not done something don’t claim it…. The people themselves will tell the truth on what’s going on,” he said.
The President told the delegation that a top priority of his Administration is to improve the condition of the major trunk roads that connected Ghana to neighbouring countries to facilitate and open up the nation to trade in the West African Sub-region.