President Akufo-Addo has been accused of abandoning at least 180 projects that his predecessor, John Dramani Mahama, started in the Eastern Region.
Dallas Ampoma Williams, Eastern regional Communication Officer of the NDC who makes the allegation, notes that the projects suffering abandonment range from roads, to schools, through to hospitals.
To prove his point, Mr. Ampoma shot a video clip of a would-be Referral Hospital at Kwahu Abetifi that he says has not become a functioning heaklth facility because of abandonment by the NPP government.
Former President Mahama, he said, had initiated the project while in office, but had not had bequeathed it to President Akufo-Addo after leaving office in January 2017 and that is how the project stalled.
From the video footage, it can be seen that parts of the roofing of the hospital has been yanked off by violent weather while air conditioners that the contractor had affixed to the buildings are rotting away from non use.
An attached plant is also at the mercy of the vagaries of the weather as the whole project is overgrown with weeds.
The Kwahu Abetifi Referral hospital was aimed to service first-call hospitals in the area, such as the Atibie Government Hospital, which currently refer patients to Kumasi, Koforidua or Accra.
It is however in a state of deterioration as a result of abandonment and non completion by government.
In Mr. Dalas Ampoma’s video clip, an uncompleted road in the area was also captured with drivers expressing frustration over the non completion of the road after construction had been started by the Mahama government.
It is not clear why the government has not completed these projects, which the NDC regional Communication Officer states, is part of over 180 projects started by former President John Mahama’s NDC government that the Akufo-Addo government has abandoned. For good measure, Mr. Ampoma notes that the Eastern region is a region that strongly votes for the NPP with the Kwahu Abetifi area being a stronghold of the NPP.