Prez. Akufo-Addo takes a swipe at John Mahama over the construction of some interchanges
President of the republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ccommissioned the Pokuase interchange earlier today but just didn’t do that peacefully without taking a swipe at his predecessor.
During the commissioning Ceremony, the president made it clear in his speech this is just one of the many his government is making efforts to solve the heavy traffic problems in the country. a
He also use the opportunity to spark comparisons between his government and the largest opposition party NDC concerning interchanges constructed during their time in Power.
President Akufo-Addo stated emphatically that his government is building three interchanges with an amount of $289 million, while the Mahama led administration built only one interchange with almost the same amount.
“It is important to put on record that the original contract design [for the Pokuase interchange] was for a three-tier interchange, however through efficient management by my government the interchange was modified to a four-tier interchange within the same contract sum.”
“Indeed, $289 million has been used by the Akufo-Addo government to construct three interchanges (at Pokuase, Obetsebi Lamptey, and Tamale) as opposed to $260 million used by the Mahama government to construct only the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange. These are further examples of the fact that we in the NPP are good protectors of the public purse,” he argued.
Meanwhile there is an ongoing debate among Ghanaians with many of the view the former president deserve some credit for the construction.