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General News of Sunday, 23 June 2019


IV-ID: NPP now delivering ponds, dugouts – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama Former President John Dramani Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has stated that Ghanaians are disappointed with the performance of the Akufo-Addo led government due to the many unfulfilled promises.

Speaking at the main opposition National Democratic Congress’ 27th-anniversary lecture, Mr. Mahama said the NPP after promising to provide dams in every village is rather delivering ponds and dugouts.

He added, that the NPP ahead of the 2016 election took false promises to a historic level which swayed majority of Ghanaians to vote for them.

“We are not the same as the NPP…We have always stood by the truth…we have not told false promises just because we want political power. We tell the people exactly what we can do for them and when we come into office, we make our best effort to deliver exactly what we said we can do for them”.

Mr. Mahama added “It was in 2016 that NPP elevated false promises to a historic level…it was just like anything the people want to hear because we want political power but you forget that when you have done that and you come into power, the reality will catch up with you…today, a large group of people are disappointed with the NPP”.

“Today, 1 Village-1 Dam has become 1 Village-1 Pond because, before the election, I asked that: ‘Are you digging dugouts or dams for irrigation purposes?’ They refused to answer and the reality has caught up. These are dugouts. In some cases, they do not even qualify as dugouts.”

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