President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are better managers of Ghana’s public purse.
The President made this known while speaking at the commissioning of the Pokuase Interchange earlier today.
According to him, the Interchange was supposed to have been a three tier-interchange but the New Patriotic Party administration under his watch managed to change it to a four-tier interchange with the same amount of money.
To the President, this feat, he said is indicative of the fact that the New Patriotic Party is the better protector of Ghana’s public purse.
“The original design was for a three-tier however through efficient management by my government the interchange was modified to a four-tier structure within the same contract sum. Indeed $289 million has been use by the Akufo-Addo government to construct three interchanges. That is Pokuase, Obetsebi Lamptey and Tamale as opposed to $260 million been used by the Mahama government to construct just the Kwame Nkrumah interchange. These are further examples of the fact that we in the New Patriotic Party are good protectors of the public purse.”
The opening of the interchange to the public is expected to ease traffic congestion in the capital.
Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) disagree on who should take credit for the project. While the NPP says it deserves the credit for the execution of the project, the NDC insists that it conceptualized and secured funding for the project and therefore deserve praise for it.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ 2021