Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama this weekend told the people of South Tongu in the Volta Region that his administration will build an Ultra-modern market for them in Sogakope, as he appears to have joined has joined his rival in the flurry of promises being made towards the 2020 presidential elections.
Addressing residents of Sogakope, Mr Mahama also announced that the road along the Volta River passing in front of Hotel Cisneros and Holy Trinity Spa will be constructed to help boost the development of tourism and hospitality in the district.
These promises are coming in spite of the fact that he had the chance to provide these infrastructures when he was in power for over eight years. Critics ascribe this spate of promises to similar ones being made by President Akufo Addo who has been tagged as “King Promise” over his reported failed promises.
Residents of Sogakofe have perennially pleaded for good roads, particularly the Lower Volta Bridge, which they say has become a death-trap due to its rusty nature. However, successive governments have largely ignored this request. “We will build a new market for Sogakofe. Sogakofe is a the centre of tourism and so we will build Cisneros road along the water so that we can have tourist resorts so that the young people in Sogakofe can find work to do in the tourist resorts,” he said to a group of traders while returning from Dabala where he had gone to join thousands of followers of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church to mark their centenary celebrations.