The National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of capitalizing on lies to damage the legacy of former President Mahama.
According to him, the Akufo-Addo administration are spearheading what he terms as lies as their campaign message which he says is only meant to deceive Ghanaians into voting for them at the 2020 polls.
“What the NPP are good in doing is to communicate double talk, dishonesty and lies to Ghanaians. Their DNA is full of lies. This whole talk about only 29 E-blocks built by the erstwhile John Dramani Mahama administration is an afterthought, it’s a complete attempt by the NPP to undermine the record of the NDC in terms of education. They have already conceded and admitted to the fact that, we handed over 46 E-blocks to them.
“What they have done now is that, they have come up with a new theory as what constitute a completed project. And so what they are saying is that, though we completed the building, some of the building do not have furniture, some of the building do not have books in the libraries, some of them do not have computers in the ICT labs among other lies. That’s laughable to me” – he said in an interview with Paul Adom-Otchere on Good Evening Ghana Thursday evening.
He continued: “With regards to educational infrastructure from the basic level, to the secondary level, whereas President Mahama can boast of over 3,500 classroom blocks at basic, JHS, SHS levels, President Akufo-Addo is only talking about 1,095 classroom blocks that he has completed, 779 of which were bequeathed to him by the Mahama administration.”
He further argued on the show that Dr. Bawumia at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 engaged in a comparison of two projects that have different scope of work and specifications.
“It is important to emphasise that, the two projects (the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange and the Ring Road Flyover) are distinct from each other and were separately approved by Parliament at different periods for different purposes. The scope of work of the two projects are totally different, and so it is disingenuous and shameful for Dr. Bawumia to lump the cost of the two projects together and create the impression that same is inflated.”
He said this transaction was approved on 2nd October 2014 by the 6th Parliament of the Republic of Ghana with the full support of the NPP.