BY: Daniel Orlando| Voltaonlinegh.com|
Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Mahama, has urged the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to address the power sector systematically rather than adopting a reactive approach.
Speaking at a stakeholder engagement during the “Building Ghana Tour” in the Volta Region, Mr. Mahama highlighted that the government currently owes private power producers about 1.7 billion Dollars, and criticised the pattern of paying off debts when faced with potential power disruptions by companies like Sunon Asogli and West Africa Gas, suggesting it is a tactic to shift the crisis to the next NDC government.
The NDC Flagbearer pledged his commitment to alleviate the hardships imposed on Ghanaians by the Nana Addo-Bawumia government. Encouraging the people of Volta to support the NDC for positive change.
He promised that if elected, his government would prioritise completing unfinished projects, including the construction of a new market in Aflao, the reconstruction of the Ho-Aflao Road, and the expansion of the University of Health and Allied Sciences.
In addition to these assurances, Mr. Mahama vowed to reduce government expenditure to facilitate the payment of allowances to District Assembly members.
At a meeting with the Volta Region House of Chiefs in Ho, Togbe Patamia Dzekle VII, the Vice-President of the House, expressed gratitude for Mahama’s support during the Akosombo Dam spillage. Togbe Patamia Dzekle VII appealed for decorum in political campaigns as the country approached the upcoming December General elections.
The visit to the Volta Region was part of Mr. Mahama’s two-day “Building Ghana Tour,” aimed at interacting with party supporters and stakeholders to gather insights for shaping comprehensive policies in the NDC’s manifesto for the December polls.