The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has criticized the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for what he sees as their inability to progress the nation’s road infrastructure, even in light of the NPP’s declared “Year of Roads” campaign.
According to John Mahama, the number of roads in disrepair has gone up during the current government. At a town hall gathering in the Western North area of Nsawura, Mr. Mahama charged that the government was not doing enough to keep the country’s roads in good condition.
“Road contractors remain unpaid, leading to them abandoning sites and relocating. Despite the government’s declaration of three consecutive years as the Year of Roads, there is little evidence of progress as numerous roads across the country are in a deplorable state.
“The deteriorating road conditions are adversely impacting vehicles, and the next NDC government pledges to address them with due consideration.”
The former president added that the Akufo-Addo administration had left almost every sector of the nation in disarray and that the NDC needed to return to power in order to address those issues.
“Every sector in the country is under distress. I have said before that the development of a nation is like a baton race, but unfortunately, the baton I handed over to Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia fell along the way. So we [NDC] have to come back, pick up the baton, and continue the race.”