General News of Friday, 12 October 2018
The Minority in Parliament insists the Akufo-Addo government and the New Patriotic Party must acknowledge former president John Mahama’s role in stabilising the energy sector and stop appropriating Mr Mahama’s feat.
Ranking Member of the Mines and Energy Committee, Adam Mutawakilu is of the view that the Akufo-Addo-led administration is taking credit for things done by Mr Mahama to jolt the energy sector.
His comment comes on the back of claims by government functionaries that the vision of the NPP government led by Mr Akufo-Addo has led to giant strides in the energy sector.
“So, if someone has put the infrastructure in place and you come to connect it and inaugurate it, it is proper for you to acknowledge that someone has done so much work to a certain stage and you came and completed it,” he said.
In addition, Mr Mutawakilu said when the then-president was inaugurating the Bui Dam, he invited former President John Agyekum Kufuor, who commenced the project, to be part of the opening ceremony.
Mr Mutawakilu added that when the late former president John Evans Atta Mills was inaugurating the George Walker Bush N1 Highway, he also invited former President Kufuor to show recognition and appreciation to his predecessor, and, thus, wondered why “Akufo-Addo will always not recognise” the work of his predecessor.