The flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has said he will complete all uncompleted projects started by the Akufo-Addo-led government if he wins the 2020 election and becomes president.
Addressing Ghanaians on Facebook on Monday, 23 December 2019, Mr Mahama lamented that the projects he began before leaving office, have been abandoned by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
He said unlike the NPP, the NDC, in 2008, completed and co-commissioned all projects started under former President John Kufuor and, therefore, did not know why this government is not doing the same.
Mr Mahama said: “Article 6 of the Ghanaian Constitution, called The Directive Principles of State Policy, enjoins every succeeding government to continue all the projects began by its predecessors and this has happened in the past.
“I remember when Professor [J.E.A.] Mills came into office, there were some projects President Kufuor was undertaking, including the Bui dam, and the N1 highway, which were continued. And, indeed, when Prof Mills was going to commission them, he invited former President Kufuor to come and sit next to him and they commissioned the N1 project”.
“The Bui dam got finished in my time and I knew that it was started in President Kuffour’s time and, so, I invited President Kuffour to come and join me in commissioning it. That is the kind of spirit we want to see in Ghana; we don’t want the spirit where, because one government was constructing community day schools, you abandon them all over the country; because one government was building hospitals, they have been abandoned all over; and I have made a promise to the people of Ghana that as soon as I come, we will take up the abandoned projects and finish them so that they can benefit the people of Ghana”.