National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Afram Plains North, Emmanuel Aboagye Didieye, has expressed shock over some comments made by President John Mahama at the inauguration of the rehabilitated Adomi Bridge.
In an interview with Adom News, the controversial MP said the 'greatest shock of his political career' came upon learning President Mahama has ordered that the two ferries which were stationed at Senchie be taken to Yeji and Dambai instead of his constituency.
According to him, President John Mahama in the run up to the 2012 General Elections, after learning of their difficulty with the crossing of the Volta Lake, promised the people of the area that he would construct a ferry for them with a Chinese facility which Ghana was sourcing.
The promise to help the people of the area cross the Volta Lake safely, he said, led them to vote massively for President Mahama and the NDC in the 2012 elections.
With the President failing to fulfill the promise a year and some months after the elections, he said, he heaved a sigh of relief when he learnt that two ferries had arrived in the country to be placed on the Volta Lake to allow for the closure of the Adomi Bridge for rehabilitation works to begin.
Thus to ensure that the promise finally materializes, Mr. Aboagye Didieye said, he at the turn of the year 2015, penned down a letter to the Ministry of Roads and Highways requesting one of the ferries for the people of his constituency once the work at the Adomi Bridge was completed.
“I had an approval letter from the ministry which I distributed extensively in my constituency to tell the people that the ferry was on its way to the constituency once the Adomi job was done and that was a form of thank you from the NDC government…so the people are high spirits expecting it,” he said.
With the President announcing that the ferries would be heading to Yeji and Dambai from Senchie, the NDC MP has called on President John Mahama to head to his constituency and explain to the constituents the reason for the disappointment.
“We are indeed disappointed by this order of the President…the President should come out and tell us why he has disappointed us this much…,” he said.