Claims by the John Mahama administration that it has constructed a 695-kilometre highway from the Tema roundabout in the Greater Accra Region to Kulungugu in the north-eastern border with Burkina Faso are untrue, the flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has challenged.
“Roads from Hohoe to Bimbilla are bad. Claims being made about the Eastern Corridor roads are untrue,” the three-time presidential aspirant stated.
Dr Nduom, who is making a last attempt to occupy the Flagstaff House as President of Ghana, was on a five-day tour of southern Volta, and the Northern, Upper East, and Upper West regions.
He told traditional leaders from the various regions he conferred with that he plied the said roads on his way from Accra to their respective areas and can confidently say that the claims by the president and his government about an Eastern Corridor highway are misleading and meant for propaganda.
He added that the projects either did not exist or had been abandoned. The PPP leader explained that almost all the roads were in deplorable condition with small portions of the Dodo Pepesu-Nkwanta road gravelled.
The NDC promised to construct a National Route (N2) which stretches from the Tema Roundabout and ends at Kulungugu in the north-eastern border with Burkina Faso in 2012.
The road, according to government, will provide a shorter access to the Tema Port as well as help to improve contacts between natives of the Northern, Upper East, and Volta regions. It will also improve integration between Ghana and neighbouring countries including Mali, and Nigeria among others.
But Dr Nduom told the chiefs of Wulensi, Nyankpayili, Bimbilla and Tatale that political parties that had won power recently had forgotten the area after winning elections and it was important their people gave their votes and support to the PPP this time round because it is a party of doers.
The business consultant charged the people not to be dissuaded by the NDC’s stunts but rather look around and see how they have stagnated in their living conditions.
He decried the poor state of the Wulensi Yam Market and the roads and lamented the lack of a clinic or hospital in the area.
At Bimbilla, Dr Nduom told the crowd that although they voted for President Mahama in 2012, they still lacked good roads while they were saddled with high electricity tariffs and high unemployment.
Source:radioxyzonline.com/with files classfm