BY: News Desk | Voltaonlinegh.com |
As the 2020 electioneering heats up, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta region has passed a damning verdict on President Akufo-Addo led government, scoring it 17 per cent in the delivery of the New Patriotic Party’s campaign promises to the region in the last three years.
At a press conference in Ho on Thursday, the NDC Regional Communication Officer, Mr. Kafui Agbleze stated that, their rating was based on a thorough assessment of specific campaign promises made to the region by the NPP in the lead up to the 2016 general elections.
According to him, out a total of 17 promises, the government was only able to deliver on three of them over the period. He mentioned the ongoing construction of a Youth resource centre in Ho, the rehabilitation of sections of the Ho-Aflao highway and the construction of some warehouses, as the three promises being fulfilled by the NPP government in the region.
On the other hand, Mr. Agbleze listed the following as promises the government failed to deliver on in the region; One District, One Factory, completion of the Eastern Corridor Road, One million Dollar per constituency, construction of the Keta Harbour, and a landing site and storage facility in Keta.
The rest were, construction of district hospitals for newly created districts, extension of potable water to underserved areas, construction of industrial parks, an event theatre, provision of Wi-Fi internet connectivity in second-cycle and tertiary institutions, among others.
The over an hour presser, which was streamlined live from the NDC’s Regional Secretariat and monitored by Volta Online, did not however include the party’s assessment on the government’s much touted programmes, such as the Free SHS programme, the Planting of Food and Jobs, the Nation Builders Corp, among others.
That notwithstanding, Mr. Agbleze noted that the failed promises were indications that the NPP was not committed to “marrying the region” as touted during the 2016 electioneering.
“I will be very charitable in my presentation and give his Excellency President Akufo-Addo with the promises that he has made to the people of the region and what he has done so far 17 per cent,” he stated.
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