Back in 2008, and vying to be elected on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as running mate, John Dramani Mahama had short thrift by the then NPP government of having delivered great infrastructure for Ghana.
Hear him, "I think that's petty and is stuck in the kind of past mentality that we've had: that a government's achievements are based on the infrastructure that it provides. yes, government is supposed to provide infrastructure. But every government adds unto the infrastructure. And any government that succeeds Kuffour will add on to the Wonderful place.
"A person would be an ostrich to say that President Kuffour has not achieved anything. He has achieved significantly in infrastructure. But what I say is if President Rawlings did not build the road from Makola to Tetteh Quarshie, President Kufuor would not have been able to build the road from Tetteh Quashie to Mamfe. He would have had to go and start from Makola.
"And so I think that the challenges that face this country are new and we must not get stuck in the past and talk about comparing, you know, records, and that this election is about comparing records. i think it's about more than that. It's about what the wishes and aspirations of the people of this country are, you know, going forward."
But commissioning the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange recently, President Mahama was full of praise for himself, saying that the construction of the kwame Nkrumah Interchange created thousands of jobs and would do more in the coming days.
He said the project would open up the country to its neighbors for improved trade as well as reduce the time Ghanaians spend commuting to work.
The million dollar question is whether the same type of infrastructure in times past did not provide the same benefits. If they surely did, then why did he condemn the Kufuor government then? Just to score points for votes.?
Source: Daily Searchlight
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