According to Mahama, Nana Addo didn’t see good roads in the Western Region because, he must have fallen asleep during the tour!
President John Mahama has lashed out at the flag bearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo in response to his stance that Western Region roads are in bad condition. According to Mahama, Nana Addo didn’t see the good roads he [Mahama] constructed all over the Western Region, because he certainly fell asleep during the tour.
During Nana Addo’s five-day tour of the Western Region, the NPP Presidential flag bearer had reportedly stated that, roads in the region has been left in very poor conditions under the Mahama-led administration.
But Mahama, who has just commenced his campaign in the region on Tuesday has responded to Nana Addo in a rather humorous manner. The President stated categorically that, he never compromised his word as regards the Western Region roads. This is why he is very sure that Nana Addo didn’t see the good roads as a result of eyes closed in a comforting sleep.
President Mahama explained that prior to his victory in 2012, he had noticed that the roads in the region were bad. He therefore made a promise during his campaign to fix the roads, and that he has done. Although the President never mentioned any name, it was apparent he was referring to Nana Addo when he said:
“I heard someone came here and said he had not seen these roads. I am sure he was sleeping at the time.”
The President went ahead to recount many of the developmental projects he has carried out in the region. Dwelling on the aspect of education, Mahama highlighted his achievements through the Millennium Development Goals. According to him, basic school enrollment has significantly increased because the goal has made efforts to see that every child is in school. He also added he has built 120 schools under the Free SHS Programme to take care of the increased population of pupils coming from the basic schools to the second cycle schools.
Also speaking at Agona Nkwanta in the Ahanta West constituency in the region, President John Mahama urged the people to vote him for a second term because he needs time to build on the ‘solid foundation’ he has laid in his first term.
Making reference to former President Kufuor’s words that the first term is for the foundation, Mahama said that it is never done for one to lay a foundation and for another to come and build on it. For him, the foundation he laid during his first tenure in office is already yielding results and for this reason, he deserves to be given another tenure to continue building on it for better results.