Former president and flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has stated that, he would ensure that projects started by the NPP government but were not completed, are completed when he is voted into power.
The former president indicated that when the National Democratic Congress came into office in 2008, they completed and co-commissioned all projects started by Kufuor.
Addressing Ghanaians on Facebook on Monday, December 23, 2019, Mahama stated how surprised he was that the current NPP government was not paying attention to projects left by his administration.
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He therefore, said that he would make it a point to continue what he started and complete all projects that would be left by the New Patriotic Party government.
“I remember when Professor [J.E.A.] Mills came into office, there were some projects President Kufuor was undertaking including the Bui dam and the N1 highway which were continued.
And indeed when Prof. Mills was going to commission them, he invited former President Kufuor to come and sit next to him and they commissioned the N1 project,” Mahama said.
Former President John Mahama has on several occasions accused the Akufo-Addo administration of abandoning many of the projects started during his tenure in office.
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In other news, Mahama has declared his intentions to slash the number of ministers who would serve when he is given the nod again, to the barest minimum.
According to him, he does not see the reason why certain portfolios were created for people to occupy. One of such portfolios he said, is the senior minister portfolio.
Mahama noted that one of the things he would immediately do would reducing the size of ministers, which would also lead to drastic reduction in the expenditure that Ghanaians spend on the office of the president.
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