GOD WILL NOT BE WICKED TO BRING BACK NDC … Nana tells chiefs & people of Aflao
From Samuel Agbewode, Aflao
The President Akufo-Addo says God would not be so wicked to Ghanaians as to bring the National Democratic Congress (NDC) back to power, with former President John Dramani Mahama as leader in 2020.
“Ghanaians have moved on. God is not so wicked as to punish Ghanaians again with the rule of John Mahama and the National Democratic Congress. That’s not what God is going to do. Ghana has moved on, and we are now in an era of hope, in an era of progress, and we are going to march on.”
According to him, the opportunity was given to the NDC under the leadership of the former president, but was squandered and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) was brought in to do the right things.
The President, who was addressing the chiefs and people of Aflao in the Volta Region on Monday, this week, said Mr. Mahama and the NDC were visionless and could not respond to the development aspirations of the people.
He was grateful to the people of the Volta Region for acknowledging the good works of the NPP under his leadership.
President Akufo-Addo was surprised at media reports attributed to former President Mahama that God only brought the NPP government under his leadership to let Ghanaians see the difference between his (former president Mahama) NDC government and that of the Nana Akufo-Addo-led NPP government.
The President contended that there was enough evidence to prove that Ghana is moving forward under his leadership and that by the Grace of God, the NPP will retain power in next year’s elections.
According to him, his government was not following the NDC’s bad example, and that they are continuing with most of the projects initiated by the previous administration.
“Ghana is moving forward, the future of the country looks bright and we would not march backward again. Government is building a healthy and prosperous country through the implementation of its development agenda,” he stressed.
The Minister for Roads and Highways, Mr. Amoako Atta, said the government had strategically put in place road development plans and that the Volta Region would not be left out, as a number of roads had been earmarked in the region for construction and rehabilitation.
According to him, very soon, the issues relating to bad road networks in the region would be a thing of the past.
Mr. Atta disclosed that the 90-kilometre Ho-Aflao road, which was in a poor state before the NPP took over the governance of the country, would be rehabilitated and upgraded to double surfacing to help promote the socio-economic activities in the region, since the road forms an important part of the economic life of the people.
He said other roads in the Ketu North and South municipalities would be constructed, and mentioned the Diamond Cement road at Aflao as one of the roads that would be constructed under the government’s emergency roads, saying road networks in the two municipalities would be tackled.
Touching on the pending referendum, the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Madam Hajia Alima Mahama, said it was an open secret that political parties have been supporting elections at the local government level, whereas, by law, it was supposed to be non-partisan, and the time has come for Ghanaians to vote and make it partisan.
The Paramount Chief of Aflao Traditional Area, Togbui Adzogaga Amenya Fiti, commended the government for the ongoing construction of a sea defense wall from Agavedzi to Aflao, which, he noted, would put to an end the effects of tidal waves on communities along the coast in the municipality.
The Paramount Chief disclosed that land had been acquired at Aflao for the construction of a standard sports stadium, which the management of Diamond Cement Company in the municipality has willingly pledged to support.
Togbui Amenya Fiti also lauded the government’s projects such as ‘Planting for Food and Jobs,’ ‘One District One Factory’, which, he noted, were being smoothly implemented in the municipality.
He, however, appealed to the government to construct the road named after the late Komla Dumor at Aflao.