Wednesday, March 02, 2016


By William Yaw Owusu
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

The Volta Regional Chairman of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Peter Amewu, has exposed President John Dramani Mahama who had claimed in his (Mahama’s) State of the Nation Address that roads in the Hohoe municipality in the Volta Region had almost been completed.

According to Mr. Amewu, who was a former MCE for Hohoe, it was rather the NPP government that constructed most of the road networks in the municipality and insisted that the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) should not reap where it had not sown.

Mr. Amewu took to Facebook to defend his party’s flagbearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who had held a news conference on Monday to give Ghanaians what the NPP called the ‘True State of the Nation.”

Nana Akufo-Addo at the news conference, had said the Hohoe Township Roads were constructed under the Kufuor regime and confirmed that he had calls from residents of Hohoe that the roads were done under the President Kufuor administration.

 “The residents of Hohoe have said their town roads were done during the Kufuor administration..." he insisted adding, “This is disrespectful to the people of Ghana and to our Republican institutions for the president to exhibit such a cavalier attitude to facts in a formal address to the nation.”

The NDC, since Nana Akufo-Addo’s news conference, has been lambasting him for daring to question the president’s address, but Mr. Amewu said yesterday that the NDC could not continue to run Ghana on the platform of propaganda.

Writing on the topic, “Akufo-Addo was right about Hohoe town roads,” the NPP regional chairman said, “The 46-kilometer road from Pepesu to Nkwanta was funded by EU Fund under President Kufuor. The NPP had secured funding for the construction of the road before President Kufuor left office.”

He added, “The Golokwati-Hohoe road was constructed under NPP double seal (awarded to Rollider). All Hohoe town roads were constructed by the NPP. These include: Post Office to Electricity (awarded to GOHES Ltd); the District Assembly to the Electricity (awarded to GOHES Ltd); the Post Office Square to the Stadium (awarded to GOHES Ltd); the market to the hospital (awarded to GOHES Ltd); Zongo Junction to Barclays (awarded to GOHES Ltd); and Post Office Square to St Francis College (awarded to GOHES Ltd), In all, about 7.2km of the town’s roads was constructed under the NPP with chipping spray.”

He added, “Under Mahama/NDC, the 300-metre hospital road in Hohoe is currently under construction at very slow pace. This includes the construction of the side drains. This section of the town’s road was awarded under the NDC.”

 “Work on the other road network in Hohoe, involving the construction of drains at Kpeme, Bla and Abanse, has been abandoned over a year ago with the contractor having vacated the site.”

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