From Samuel Agbewode, Ho
The Volta Regional Secretariat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it would not allow the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to claim ownership of projects that their government executed under the leadership of former President John Dramani Mahama.
According to the party, it would do everything possible to prevent the ruling government from throwing dust into the eyes of the public as a result of failing to bring development to the region.
According to the opposition party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had not execute any development projects in the Volta Region since it took over from the NDC administration, and has adopted means to present projects of the NDC as if the projects were done by the NPP government.
In a press release issued and signed by the Regional Secretary, Mr. James Gunu, in Ho on Wednesday, the party said there has been an extreme scarcity of new development projects in the Volta since the government took over.
The NDC continued that it was surprising, therefore, that the NPP intended to hold a town hall meeting on Friday, 28th June in the capital, Ho, to showcase development projects undertaken by the NPP government, which, according to the NDC, do not exist.
It said that the severity of the infrastructure project drought in the region is unprecedented, and that this is major failure on the part of the government.
However, it said the Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC) had decided to organise what it called ‘a relief town hall meeting and projects exhibition,’ using the former President Mahama-led NDC government’s buffer stock projects to quench the development hunger of Voltarians.
“The NPP in opposition claimed that we don’t eat projects. What has changed that the same NPP would design a town hall meeting and exhibition of projects,” the party asked in the statement. The Volta NDC, however, thanked the VRCC for inviting it to the town hall meeting and exhibition of projects, and also called on members of the party, particularly former appointees, to attend and participate, because no child must be named in the absence of his living parents.