Former President John Dramani Mahama on his Thank You Tour to the three newly created regions in the northern part of the country has described as ‘criminal’, the abandonment of some projects which started under his tenure.
According to him, government turning a blind eye to the plight of the citizenry by abandoning the developmental projects initiated by the past administration is unacceptable.
“I have often drawn attention to the criminal abandonment of key projects, and this is one very key example. Almost complete, a full community secondary school, can you see fire extinguishers have been installed, ready to go… I remember it is one of the World Bank-funded projects that we got. There were 23 of them and then the remaining number of 100 we were funding through government resources. And if you go round the country, you will find them at different stages of completion; some have almost been completed and yet they remain unoccupied,” he said.
The former president finds it disappointing that a project in the Yapei Kusawgu Constituency of the Savanna region, which could transform education in the area is left to rot under this current administration.
“If you look at the children in that [Mpaha] community and other surrounding communities, they have to travel several kilometres to go and get a secondary education when a whole secondary school is just at their doorsteps, it just needs a little more to complete it and then the children would have gone into them. There are some that I know that are completed…, but government has not done what it takes.” he added in an interaction with journalists.