Flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC) Party Dr Edward Nasigre Mahama, has condemned the politics of deception often shown by some political parties in Ghana, stressing the need for the practice to stop.
Dr Mahama named the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the worst culprit.
He accused both parties of failing to work on the Bolgatanga-Bawku Road, despite the several promises they made to the electorate that they would fix road when given the mandate.
“For more than twenty-four years now the Bolgatanga –Bawku road has been the same and keeps on becoming more deplorable and deplorable. Government upon government, particularly, the NDC and the NPP governments ….” he told a gathering of Chiefs and People in the area.
The Presidential candidate was speaking at rallies organised by the national executive of the party at Tongo, Binduri, and Bawku in the Upper East Region.
He recounts instances where incumbent governments pretended to work on development projects during campaign periods with the view of influencing the electorate to vote for them and abandoned such projects after the elections.
“On the eve of the by-election in Talensi, for instance, the incumbent government was seen grading the roads and soon after the election, they could not continue with the project,” he noted. “This politics of deception in the country must stop.”
Dr Mahama admonished the electorate to be more discerning in the 2016 election and gave the assurance that the PNC party would implement all of its campaign promises should it win the election.
He stated that among his topmost priorities would be to construct more dams and de-silt existing ones to empower more people, particularly, the youth, to go into dry season farming.
He would as to stabilise the prize of crops such as maize, rice and millet, he said.
On health, he promised the people that as a medical doctor, he would facilitate the construction of new District hospitals and the construction of market stalls with their auxiliary facilities such as public places of convenience and day care centres across the country.