A group calling itself, NDC Ashanti Youth, has once again condemned former president John Mahama for “lying about government projects” in the Ashanti Region.
In a press statement, the group alleged that Mahama abandoned a number of projects started by former president J. A Kufuor and John Evans Atta Mills in his tenure and has no moral right to accuse Nana Akufo-Addo of same.
“John Mahama cannot be accusing any government of something he is guilty of. He has no credibility to talk about such matters and cannot be allowed to run his mouth just to scheme his way back to lead NDC,” the group said in a statement.
Below is the full statement:
Subsequent to our press statement yesterday, a lot of arguments have been advanced that John Mahama did so many projects for Ashanti Region even if did not appoint anyone from the Ashanti region to his Cabinet.
In this statement, we lay the records straight that the assertion is a palpable lie and cannot be allowed to stand.
The pride of every leader is to leave behind a good legacy. Without a lasting legacy, the name of a leader fades easily and is never remembered by posterity.
It is sad to notice a perpetual effort to burry the name of the late Professor JEA mills in a deliberate attempt to attribute all his gains to John Mahama. In fact, this agenda has been rolled out well that the average Ghanaian has nothing left to associate it with the Late Professor.
Setting the Records Straight.
John Mahama Promises not to abandon projects as he accuses Akufo Addo of the same. The records however point clearly that the projects that John Mahama is complaining about were abandoned by he John Mahama.
In the case of Afari Hospital A project was an idea by H.E Kufuor but started by H.E. Mills and unfortunately, JM couldn’t complete before he left office.
The much talked about
Fomena and Kumawu Hospitals were all started by JEA Mills but JM took over and failed to raise the required Letter of Credit needed by the contractors to complete the projects.
How can John Mahama then turn around and play the ostrich and blame another government for abandoning these projects when indeed he should be apologizing to Ghanaians.
In the case of Sofoline interchange, the project was funded under the Gang of four projects which included Achimota Ofankor, Pokuase-Amasaman and Adenta- Madina and later Dansoman roads.
Why did John Mahama fail to complete the Sofoline interchange after his own boss JEA Mills committed so much resources to it.
John Mahama cannot be accusing any government of something he is guilty of. He has no credibility to talk about such matters and cannot be allowed to run his mouth just to scheme his way back to lead NDC.
Finally, our records show clearly that the Kejetia Market is a project initiated by Otumfour and Professor JEA Mills. Any credits whatsoever must be credited to this duo and not John Mahama.
The youth of the Region still maintain that the region was humiliated and neglected for his failure to appoint anyone from the region unto his cabinet. In fact The first Head of state to exclude the region from his cabinet.
We also maintain that the projects he taunts about are all fallacies never his projects.
He should simply go on retirement and make way for new leadership for the NDC.