Two NPP MPs challenge gov’t green book

From Issah Alhassan, Kumasi

THE BROUHAHA over the credibility of the 39-paged document, which lists 50 major achievements of the NDC government within the past two years in office, seems unending as tongues continue to wage over the government’s sincerity.

The latest to question the genuineness of the document, which was released last week by the Ministry of Information, include minority Members of Parliament for Mampong and Amansie West in the Ashanti Region, Hon. Addai Nimoh and Grace Addo respectively.

The two NPP legislators have challenged the legitimacy of claims by the government in the achievement book that it was responsible for the establishment of two major health projects in the districts.

The projects under contention are the Mampong Midwifery & Health Assistant Training in the Sekyere West District and the Manso Nkwanta Health Centre in the Amansie West District.                In separate interviews with host of Kessben FM breakfast show in Kumasi, Omanhene Yaw Adu Boakye, the two NPP MPs expressed disgust at the government’s claims, describing them as lies and cheap propaganda.

Hon. Addai Nimoh contended that the NDC government has not embarked on any single project in the school and could not, therefore, fathom how the name of the school should find its way in the government’s record book.
According to him, he has been a living witness to the various developmental projects that have gone on in the constituency, including the Midwifery school where he personally made contributions towards the construction of infrastructure in the school.

“I am very surprised at the NDC government’s attempts to gain credit where it is not due, I can tell you on authority that all the developmental projects at the school were undertaken by the NPP administration, NDC government has never touched the ground with a pick-axe or shovel,” he charged.

He insisted that the latest projects, which include 3-storey building, Assembly Hall and staff bungalows, were put up by the Kufuor administration and, therefore, challenged the government to provide evidence to justify its assertion.

“I am challenging the NDC government to provide proofs to substantiate their claims, they think they can run government on lies and cheap popularity, let everyone visit the Mampong constituency to verify for themselves, the NDC has done nothing to take credit for,” he noted.

On her part, the MP for Amansie West, Hon Grace Addo said the NDC government could take credit for the Manso Nkwanta Health Centre because all the major works on the project were completed by the Kufuor administration.

According to her, fittings and other installations were the little works which were left to be done before the official commissioning of the project.

The MP said she, therefore, finds it extremely unacceptable for the government to claim credit for the project.

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