Former president John Dramani Mahama has hit out at government over what he describes as shoddy projects under the one village, one dam policy.
According to him, most of the projects look more like dugouts and are therefore not qualified to be called dams.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer was speaking at the party’s 27th anniversary lecture.
“Today, 1 Village 1 Dam has become 1 Village 1 Pond because before the [2016 general] election I asked that are you [NPP] digging dugout or dams for irrigation purposes,” he said.
“They refused to answer and the reality has caught up. These are dug outs. In some cases, they do not even qualify as dugouts.”
The ‘one village, one dam’ was one of the NPP’s major campaign promises going into the 2016 general elections.
Although some of the projects have kicked off, there’s been complaints from some communities of the implementation.
Residents in some communities in the north had complained that most of the dams had either dried up or were not built properly.
Mahama further assured that the NDC will deliver on its promises when voted back into office in 2020.
According to him, the NDC “are not the same as the NPP,” adding that “we have always stood by the truth.”
“We have not told false promises just because we want political power. We tell the people exactly what we can do for them and when we come into office, we make our best effort to deliver exactly what we said we can do for them,” Mahama stated.
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