Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, on Monday, shaded the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the presentation of the 2019 Mid-year Budget Review.
In a subtle dig at the NDC, the Finance Minister accused the opposition party of peddling blatant falsehoods with the images in the latter's "legendary Green Book," said the book contained "many unsubstantiated claims of infrastructural projects fabricated and built."
Below is exactly said on the Green book in Parliament.
"Mr. Speaker, again, the Akufo-Addo government is an obeying government. We trust and obey for the people who chose us to lead and serve. It means we listen and we act responsibly and decisively, in response to what the people tell us.
We have looked beyond the legendary Green Book of bold but many unsubstantiated claims of infrastructural projects fabricated and built but in those beautiful pages for our predecessors’ 2016 campaign.
We have also heard the echoing calls of the people from across the country since the Green Book was commissioned and their cries are to have their roads fixed.
My message to all those WhatsApp videos of bad roads is this: we have heard you; we have seen them and; we are sending over the motor graders, wheel loaders, asphalt mixing plants and road roller machines to fix your community roads, farm gate roads and highways.
We will certainly not be able to do them all within this four-year term. But, we have planned for them and have found the money to do far more than what the Green Book authors achieved.
Fellow Ghanaians, I wish to plead with you and assure you to bear with us, for your obeying government, the Akufo-Addo government, will fix your roads and we shall fix them; not with words and pictures," Ken Ofori- Atta, Finance Minister.
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