Former President John Mahama has assured the people of the Volta Region that the next NDC government will complete all abandoned projects in the region.
He said various projects commenced under his tenure have been abandoned.
According to him, the government deliberately asked contractors to stop.
Speaking at the grand durbar to mark the climax of the Asogli Yam Festival in Ho, the former President mentioned projects such as the Sokode-Ho road, Jasikan-Hohoe, the interchange at the roundabout at UHAS and the Volvo bridge over the southern Volta river to back his claim.
He insisted that all these projects have been abandoned or progressing slowly.
“Projects started by the NDC have been abandoned and others that are to be completed in the region are being done at a slow pace. For some of the projects, this government asked contractors to stop work”, Mr Mahama emphasised.
“But I make a commitment of the NDC that, God willing and thanks to your votes in 2025, all these projects will be resumed”, he assured.
At the same event, Mr Mahama said the Akufo-Addo-led administration has lost the fight against corruption.
Related to mismanagement of the country, he said the public purse has been consumed by corruption.
“The NPP government has completely lost control of the fight against corruption. President Akufo-Addo in his inaugural address promised to protect the purse.
Today, that public purse cannot be found. Revelations in the Auditor General report for 2021 are only a microcosm of the seeming institutionalisation of corruption under this administration.”
He thus called for a concerted effort in dealing with the canker.
“I am using this festival to draw attention to this important national issue that requires the support of all citizens. Economic difficulties in the country are unbearable.
“The cost of living has increased significantly because of rising inflation. Prices are changing in the market every day, and this makes it difficult for the ordinary Ghanaian to survive.”