The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has received a veiled punch from Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for failing to keep its campaign pledges to the populace.
He contends that the initiatives Ghanaians have been promised by the current administration are tangible realities, not only creative impressions as they were under the NDC.
Recall that Koku Anyidoho, a former deputy general secretary of the then-ruling party, acknowledged in the lead-up to the 2016 elections that some of the project images used in the party’s Green Book were, in fact, creative impressions.
In answer to queries on live radio, he stated, “My brother, it’s possible you might find some aesthetic impressions in the green book.
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Assin North District of the Central Region’s N8 highway, a 31.2 km road built by Shimizu Dai Nippon Joint Ventures under the direction of the Ghana Highways Authority and funded by a grant from the Japanese government, was officially opened by Dr. Bawumia. He challenged anyone who questioned the existence of the road to provide evidence to the contrary.
The $50 million project cost was estimated.
In reference to the NDC’s infrastructure book in the run-up to the 2016 elections, he suggested in his speech at the occasion that the project was genuine and substantial rather than being of the “green book” sort.
“It is stunning to see this road constructed with such care. This road is not a “green book” road; rather, it is a “feeli-feeli” road, Dr. Bawumia sneered. I am extremely impressed with the job that has been done.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its proxies argued that the majority of the projects in the book were ghost enterprises, but the NDC had reason to defend most of them.
The road was officially opened as part of a large infrastructure project in the Assin North constituency that was finished in advance of a crucial by-election brought on by the Supreme Court’s removal of NDC MP James Gyakye Quayson from office.
Six months ahead of plan, the road project was finished.
It was scheduled to begin on January 13, 2020, and end on December 31, 2023, on a Sunday.
The road would considerably improve the social and economic well-being of the inhabitants in the Assin region and beyond by facilitating the movement of commodities, ensuring simple access to markets and services, guaranteeing a decrease in traffic accidents and user fees, and guaranteeing improved travel times.
The project plan includes a 1.2-kilometer dual stretch within the Assin-Fosu municipality and new drainage systems. More than 18 kilometers of the road pass through the Assin North Constituency.
various projects include building concrete sidewalks, replacing the railway underpass bridge in Assin-Fosu with a reinforced box culvert and various ancillaries, and dualizing a four-lane road with 1.2 km of street lights.
The section was a part of the 176 km N8, which connected the N1 to the northern portion of Ghana. It began at Yamoransa, close to Cape Coast, and traveled through important cities including Abura-Dunkwa, Assin-Fosu, and Assin-Praso before ending at Anwiankwanta in the Ashanti Region.
The first phase of the road’s repair, which is being done in stages, ran from Bekwai to Assin-Praso and was finished in December 2013.
The original N8 was built between 1990 and 1994 with financing from the Japanese government.
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