President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo tours the Oti Region and Volta Region on Thursday, 9th September, 2021 and Friday, 10th September, 2021 respectively after winning the controversial December 2020 Presidential elections.
His visit to the Oti Region has been described by the opposition National Democratic Congress as a mockery to the constituents of the region.
According to the Oti Regional Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress Mobarak Diplomatic, President Akufo-Addo’s tour to Oti Region has made mockery of the good people of the Region. Since Oti Region was created in 2018 and subsequent inauguration in 2019, the region has been starved with development.
The party said, although the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government led by President Akufo-Addo and Bawumia gave lofty promises in the run up to 2020 Election, the region is yet to see a monumental development as witnessed under the erstwhile Mahama administration.
Comparing Akufo-Addo’s government to John Dramani Mahama government, he said, the 5 E-Blocks constructed in Yabram, Kwamekrom, Chenderi, Nkwanta and Damanko (incompleted) are some capital projects started by H.E John Dramani Mahama which we believe are projects speaking for him. Roads constructed are speaking for H.E John Dramani Mahama.
“Prez Akufo-Addo, five (5) years ago, promised every district a factory and one would have expected that, he commissions such factories in every district he visits. Today, the story is different because he seems to have completely forgotten of such promises.”
Mobarak Diplomatic alleges that, President Nana Addo’s claim of commissioning of CH Global LTD (CH Foods) Yam and Cassava Processing Factory is another scam because the said factory is owned by one Mr Dametia, an ambassador to Togo who is also an NPP affiliate.
“This act is not only shameful but also serves as an embarrassment and a testament of failed government. We are yet to see the operations of the so-called Yam and Cassava Processing Factory.” He said.
He again said, Akufo-Addo in the run up to 2020 Elections secured a site with a designed pictures of artistic impression on how the regional hospital would look like after completion, as we speak now the site is competing with weeds for space. A big deceit and a mockery on the good people of Oti Region.
“The inspection on the recycling plant at Yabram was also done in a fun fair style by Akufo-Addo when infact works on such plant is ongoing and is not likely to finish soon. The Dodo- Pepesu road was infact started by H.E John Dramani Mahama with Rolider Company. After he loss in 2016, the Akufo-Addo led government halted the project with claims that, the contract sum is unimaginable and should be investigated.”
“Investigation were carried out and no malfeasance was found. Today, Akuffo Addo wants Ghanaian to clap for him for the ongoing construction of that stretch of road, could this not be discribed as witch craft?? The frustrations expressed by Chiefs before Akuffo Addo concerning feeder roads, is another admission of the failure of Akufo-Addo Bawumia led government as far as development in Oti Enclaves is concern.”
“Again, we want the president to be considerate and moderate in his much ado about nothing trips which of recent times come with expensive private jet across the borders of this country and long unnecessary vehicular convoy when it comes to his tours within the country.”
NDC believes that, Akufo-Addo’s predecessors especially the late Prof. Mills and President Mahama at a certain point in time have to put a ceiling on number of vehicles used in their nationwide tours to save the tax payers money even at the time the economy was flourishing.
“The good people of Oti Region shall be grateful to Visionary John Dramani Mahama because his developmental projects across Oti Region are indelible legacies which we shall fiercely protect.” He explained.