The Volta regional branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed disappointment in President Akufo-Addo for driving a convoy of almost 40 V8 vehicles to commission a storm drainage and a lorry park in the region during his nationwide tour.
In a statement taking stock of the President’s visit, the NDC points out that to make up for the lack of resourcefulness, the President resorted to commissioning things that District Chief Executives can even pass on to Unit Committees and Assembly members – like gutters and lorry parks.
“The NDC and the people in the Volta Region are saddened by the humiliating package of activities lined up for the President during his visit to the Volta Region. Some of the activities included the commissioning of a lorry park and a storm drain (gutter) in Anfoega. Commissioning of lorry parks and storm drains is the traditional responsibility of Unit Committees and Assembly members. For the President to travel all the way from Accra to commission a lorry park leaves one to ask if the President is now a DCE.”
The statement is signed by the NDC’s Volta Regional Communications Officer, Sorkpa K. Agbleze.
It noted that the only worthwhile project that Mr. Akufo-Addo commissioned was Gbi – Godenu Rural Technology Centre/Light Industrial Area located in Hohoe, which was initiated and completed by former President John Mahama.
“The commissioning of the Rural Technology Centre by the President has exposed the lack of significant infrastructure development projects in the Volta Region by his administration,” the statement said.
It accused the NPP government of neglecting the University of Allied Health Science Campus in Hohoe which had been started by former President Mahama
“…There is no significant change to this project from where former President John Mahama left it in 2016. The same fate applies to the School of Midwifery and nursing that President Nana Addo cut the sod for at the UHAS main Campus.”
Interestingly, it said the Akufo-Addo government has touted so many projects in the Volta Region that it had started and therefore wondered why the President couldn’t commission the said projects.