Former Minister of Roads and Highways and the current Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini has said that every Ghanaian can attest to ex-president Mahama’s incomparable record in infrastructure and road construction.
In an interview with Kwame Afrifa Mensah on the ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show, he stated: “When John Dramani Mahama was a president, people used to say that by the time one woke up from bed, the road in front of their houses were done. You will find interchanges that other people thought it was impossible to do. You find a legacy of road construction in any area of this country by John Dramani Mahama”.
According to Inusah Fuseini, the development in road construction was made possible because the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had a clear plan on constructing roads that will “lead to prosperity along the corridors”. “You will find that those roads were identified and investments put in them. So if you go everywhere in the country, you will see the footprints of John Dramani Mahama in the road projects. Did you hear demonstrations on roads in the time of Mahama?”.
He contrasted what the NDC has done under road construction to that of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in road construction by stating that the NPP had abandoned the projects they [the NDC] begun because they did not understand the plan “that will steer growth and reduce poverty”.
The Tamale Central MP was of the view that the ongoing construction of roads in 2020 by the NPP is purely political. “Doesn’t it strike you as strange that the roads that were started in 2015 and 2016 were stopped under the NPP and only started in 2020? Ask yourself why that is so? It is political. There is no money so that is why we are doing the Agyapa deal. We need resources to complete the year. There is no money”, he added.
In his remarks, he assured that John Dramani Mahama is still committed to developing infrastructure when given the nod in the December polls by introducing a 10 billion ‘Big Push’ in infrastructure.
By: Alberta Dorcas N D Armah