President Mahama took a swipe at the main opposition party presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, by referring to one of the aforementioned candidate's major campaign promises.
President Mahama was speaking at the inauguration of th Kanjarga Community Day Senior School in the Builsa South District, Upper East Region, on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016.
"When we ( NDC) talk of dams, we talk of real irrigation dams and not the dugout dams somebody is talking about."
President Mahama went on to urge members of the public - in the north - and farmers in particular, not to buy into Nana Akufo-Addo's campaign promises, saying that "he doesn't know what he is talking about".
The president went on to elaborate what he meant, saying that the "one village, one damn" promises wasn't possible because not every village in Ghana had the requisite water source to create a dam that would hold enough water for dry season farmer and irrigation.
"The dams that are viable that we use for irrigation normally are generated from a stream or a small river and what you do is you build a dam across it and hold back the water so that they are able to hold enough water for irrigation and dry season farming and not all village has that kind of water source and so you cannot say you are building a dam in every single village" said the president.