Presidential hopeful of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has discounted that claims by the Mahama-led administration that it has constructed a 695-kilometre road from the Tema Roundabout in the Greater Accra Region to Kulungugu in the North-Eastern border with Burkina Faso.
Dr. Nduom, who is on a 5-day tour of Volta, Northern, Upper East and West Regions, observed that the claims however, are false as the roads were still in deplorable state.
Speaking to some traditional rulers in the Northern Region, the PPP leader said either the projects did not exist or have been abandoned for months.
“Roads from Hohoe to the Bimbilla are bad. Claims being made about the Eastern Corridor roads are untrue. No roads mean no jobs or investments. This area produces yam yet there are no factories to add value to them. You should change government,” Dr. Nduom told the chiefs.
He further observed that all the roads were in deplorable conditions with small portions of the Dodo Pepesu Nkwanta graveled.
He went on to tell the chiefs and people of Wulensi, Nyankpayili, Bimbilla and Tatale that both the NDC and the NPP always forget them when they win power.
In this regard, Dr. Nduom called on the electorate to reject the NDC on December 7.
He lamented the state of the Wulensi Yam Market for the fact that there was no clinic or hospital in the area.
At Bimbilla, Dr. Nduom told the enthusiastic crowd to assess themselves if after voting for President Mahama in 2012 their living conditions have improved.
He also took a swipe at the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) ‘One District, One Factory’ promise, describing it as a “joke.”
According to him, even in his own private capacity he has created jobs in almost every district in the country.
To this end, he called on the Bimbilla Na, Yerenbolgona Yakubu Andani and his subjects to vote for the PPP to turn things around.
It would be recalled that the NDC promised to construct a National Route (N2) which stretches from the Tema Roundabout and ends at Kulungugu of the North-Eastern border with Burkina Faso in 2012.
That stretch of road, according to government, would provide a shorter access to the Tema Port as well as help improve contacts between natives of the Northern, Upper East, and Volta Regions.
It was also to improve integration between Ghana and her neighbours including Malians and Nigerians.
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