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Next NDC administration would complete unfinished projects in Volta Region – Mahama

John Dramani Mahama, a former president of Ghana, has bemoaned the volume of abandoned projects in the Volta Region.

He claims that several initiatives begun by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration have been abandoned.

“Projects started by the NDC have been abandoned and others that are to be completed in the region are being done at a slow pace. For some of the projects, this government asked contractors to stop work”, Mr. Mahama emphasized.

He named other projects as either abandoned or moving slowly, including the Sokode-Ho road, Jasikan-Hohoe, the junction at the UHAS roundabout, and the Volivo bridge over the southern Volta river.

The former president declared that the future NDC government would place a strong emphasis on the development needs of the region and complete all abandoned projects while speaking at the grand durbar marking the culmination of the Asogli Yam Festival in Ho.

“But I make a commitment of the NDC that, God willing and thanks to your votes in 2025, all these projects will resume”, the former President assured.

The administration governed by Nana Akufo-Addo, according to John Dramani Mahama, has failed in its efforts to combat corruption.

He made this statement in response to violations listed in the 2021 Auditor General’s Report.

The nation, according to the former president, has significant obstacles and must shun selfishness in order to promote progress.

He noted that “self-centeredness has been eroded despite the strong foundations laid by our forefathers.”

“The NPP government has completely lost control of the fight against corruption. President Akufo-Addo in his inaugural address promised to protect the purse. Today, that public purse cannot be found. Revelations in the Auditor General report for 2021 are only a microcosm of the seeming institutionalization of corruption under this administration.”

Mr. Mahama thus called for a concerted effort in dealing with the canker.

“I am using this festival to draw attention to this important national issue that requires the support of all citizens. Economic difficulties in the country are unbearable. Cost of living has increased significantly because of rising inflation. Prices are changing in the market every day, and this makes it difficult for the ordinary Ghanaian to survive.”

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