General News of Wed, 12 Apr 20170
We did our best to improve upon the infrastructure of this country - Mahama
Former president John Dramani Mahama has admonished his appointees who served under his administration to hold their heads high considering the unprecedented achievements chalked by the party.
The former president at a meeting with former ministers of state under the NDC administration said posterity will be the judge for the remarkable achievements chalked by the NDC when they were in power.
“In the monumental achievements that we chalked, I believe that you must hold your heads high because that government did a lot for this country, and I believe that posterity will be the judge eventually. We did a lot to improve the infrastructure of the country, and often infrastructure is a thing people take for granted. It is possible to be in the opposition and criticize.
“We should not feel depressed or feel ashamed about our service in government. It was outstanding. We must continue to defend the legacy of that government.”
The ruling NPP described the former leader as incompetent but the Mr. Mahama says his achievements were unprecedented.He used the opportunity to admonish party supporters to channel their grievances to the Kwesi Botchwey led committed mandated to review the reasons for the defeat of the party.
“I’ve been meeting with FEC and the elders; the chairman of the party is now the leader according to our constitution but all of us are members of the party. We’ve served at high level of government and so we have a role to play both as ex-president, ex vice president, as ministers of state and our fortunes are tied in with the party and we are committed members of the party so we must work to make sure that we put the party in a state where we are able to contribute to the progress of this country even in opposition by making sure that we provide the kind of opposition that safeguards the interest of the people.”