Former President John Mahama has bemoaned the fact that President Nana Akufo-Addo has refused to continue the projects he started.
Speaking during a courtesy call on the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs in Koforidua on Tuesday, 12 October 2021, as part of his Thank You tour of that part of the country, the 2020 presidential candidate of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), complained to the traditional leaders about the current government’s decision to abandon several uncompleted projects started under his administration.
“Nananom, there’s a very worrying development that I cannot avoid talking about and that is the issue of abandoned projects”, he stated.
“Unfortunately, it will appear that after 2016, the new government that came, has either advertently or inadvertently refused to work on many projects that the previous governments started and I can name so many of them: there are road projects, hospital projects, school projects”, he said.
For instance, Mahama observed: “I know in my brother Kwawumanhene’s jurisdiction, the famous Abetifi Hospital is crying for continuation and completion”.
“If you go to other places, there are many of such hospitals that have been abandoned”, he complained.
However, he said: “I’m happy to note that the Somanya Hospital has been completed but then it needs to be operationalized as quickly as possible”.
The government, he mentioned, “says it is going to build 111 more hospitals”.
“If some have been finished, at least, let them start working while you bring in the extra 111 or if some were ongoing, complete them and add the 111 hospitals”, Mahama said.