The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has taken a swipe at the dams being built under the ‘One Village-One Dam’ policy of the Akufo-Addo administration. He added that the dams lack quality, are inferior and get washed away by the rains.“Their dams are even of inferior quality because when it rains, the dams are breaking and the water is flowing away.” Mr. Mahama indicated that his administration constructed 120 dugouts before it left office in 2016.
But he said the rains have exposed the lies of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as all the dams they claim to have built have been washed away by the rains. He called on the people of the Savannah Region, therefore, to choose truth over lies since that is what the NPP is noted for.
“Always remember that when you deceive people, the reality catches up with you. By God’s grace, the NPP came to power and they have started building what they call dams. It turns out that the dams they were talking of are the same dugouts that we were digging under the John Mahama administration.”
At Gbiniyiri in the Sawla Tuna District, former president Mahama promised a new NDC government will connect them to the national grid. He mentioned the Gbiniyiri CHPS compound and the opening up of the road to the community as all done by the NDC.
At Busunu, Mr. Mahama assured the people his government in 2021 will build one of the community day senior high schools for them. In Bole, he called on the people to ensure the peace there is sustained. He added “let’s choose peace amongst other things because that is the only way we can develop”.
He mentioned that the NPP has stalled work on the Bole Nursing Training College among several projects. He appealed to the people not to lose hope in going out to vote the corrupt NPP out of office in 2020.
He ended his two-day tour of the region and is expected to start his tour of the North East Region on Thursday.