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General News of Saturday, 29 October 2016


Eastern Corridor Road not progressing speedily – Akufo-Addo

Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says contrary to claims made in the NDC’s green book that the “Eastern Corridor project is progressing speedily”, evidence on the ground proves otherwise.

According to Nana Akufo-Addo, “it is unconscionable to make claims of having built critical roads when the reality is that the people are enduring unimaginable suffering because of the state of the roads.”

Addressing the Volta Regional House of Chiefs in Ho, on Friday, October 28, 2016, the NPP flagbearer explained that the last time he made reference to the state of the roads in the Western region, during his tour, President Mahama stated that Nana Akufo-Addo must have been asleep whilst on the roads and was, thus, unable to see the good works.

“I was very wide awake on the road from Asikuma, through Peki, Kpeve to Have and, yesterday, I was wide awake on the journey from Nkwanta to Hohoe, with a few detours, and from Hohoe to Ho. I was very wide awake on the roads from Dambai, Krachi, Nkwanta and to Kpassa. Indeed, I suggest that it is not possible for anyone to sleep whilst on these roads,” Nana Akufo-Addo stated.

He continued, “These are all part of our infamous Eastern Corridor project, which in the words of the Green Book is progressing speedily. The stretch from Asikuma through Peki and beyond is scandalous and I suggest it is cruel to play games with the people of Ghana.

Work on the Eastern Corridor is NOT progressing speedily.” With President Mahama and his assigns quick to make reference to the popular refrain “that Rome was not built in a day”, Nana Akufo-Addo retorted by stating that “I doubt that anybody ever claimed that the almighty mess we have today has the makings of a Rome.”

To this end, the NPP flagbearer appealed to the Chiefs to join in the quest “to build a prosperous and happy nation”, stressing that this is “a responsibility to ourselves, to our children and to generations yet unborn”.

He urged Togbewo and Nananom to help “change course from the disastrous path that the current government is leading us. I believe that you our traditional leaders have a critical role in this project to rescue and build Ghana into a prosperous and happy nation that is at peace with itself.”