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24.08.2020 Rejoinder

Response To NPP’s Supposed Infrastructural Achievements In The Ga-West Municipality

By NDC AMASAMAN COMMUNICATION BUREAU
Response To NPP’s Supposed Infrastructural Achievements In The Ga-West Municipality
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The challenge is on and we must respond appropriately. The NPP listed 26 infrastructural projects in the Ga-West Municipality on their delivery tracker website. Per their website, in over 3 years that they have been in power, they have completed only 5 projects in Ga-West and the 21 left are all ongoing projects. Upon studying what is on the website, one will come to no other conclusion than that this government is bereft of infrastructural projects just like urine is to a fowl.

Most of the projects they listed as theirs in the Ga-West Municipality are NDC Projects that were ongoing before we left power on January 7th 2017. They intentionally abandoned those projects and repackaged them as their achievements at the fear of their impending defeat. They have also divided some projects into pieces. For instance, a single road project has been divided into 4 different roads, of course for no better reason than to soar up the number of projects. Funny enough, three of the projects listed are not even in the Ga-West Municipality at all. They fall under different municipalities.

What I seek to do in this piece is to dispute their claim of ownership of most of the projects and provide the facts surrounding the controversial projects one after the other. I of course have evidence to back all these comments. After these, I will proceed to present superior infrastructural projects that the NDC undertook between 2012 and 2016.

Let’s begin with what the NPP claims to be their achievements in the Ga-West Municipality

Housing Infrastructure

  1. COMPLETED RENOVATION OF MCE RESIDENCE, AMASAMAN AT AFIAMAN IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL

Response: This is probably the funniest of all the achievements because all MCEs undertake renovations of their residence in one way or the other. I therefore do not see why that will be captured as an achievement of a whole government. Bizarre but understandable.

Industrial Infrastructure

  1. ONGOING BLUE CROSS INFUSION GHANA LTD. (MANUFACTURING OF INFUSIONS PRODUCTS) AT GA WEST IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL

Response: There is nowhere in Ga-West Municipal known as Ga-West, they should disclose the exact location of this factory.

Road Infrastructure

  1. COMPLETED REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : ASHALAJA – NSUOBRI

Response: This stretch of road does not fall within the Ga-West Municipality and hence my inability to fathom why it was placed as a project here.

  1. COMPLETED REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : GRADING OF THREE JUNCTION ODUMASE ROAD

Response: I do not know when reshaping of roads became an achievement of central government. This is a major road that has undergone frequent reshaping from 2012 to 2016.

  1. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : RESHAPING OF ABLEKUMA AREA ROADS (25.0KM)

Response: Ablekuma is yet another community that is not in the Ga-West Municipality. It is a community that borders the Ga-West Municipality.

  1. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : RESHAPING OF AMASAMAN AREA ROADS (20.0KM)

Response: How can reshaping be an achievement? Indeed, it will only be an achievement for a party that has no meaningful projects to refer to as achievements. NDC had frequently reshaped this road without touting it as achievement even at the branch level.

  1. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : RESHAPING OF BORKORBORKOR TO JOMA AND OTHER ROADS (21.7KM)

Response: Yet another meagre creation just to add up to the numbers of a failed government. This road forms part Afuaman – Nsakina – Borkorborkor Feeder Road Project that the NDC awarded on contract and construction commenced on 5th June 2015. By November 2016, the contractor has executed the work to the sub-base level. (Column 1183, Parliamentary Hansard of 23rd June 2017) This same government, failed to pay the contractor simply because they do not have the plight of the thousands of residents and users of that route at heart. The contractor once not paid for work done so far, halted the work and the state of the road deteriorated especially during the rainy season. This government that does not have money to pay the contractor as we were told by the Minister of Roads when Hon. Nii Okai Laryea, Member of Parliament for the area filed a Parliamentary Question about the progress of the road on 23rd June, 2017, surprisingly finds money at the Municipal level to reshape same road? (Column 1182, Parliamentary Hansard of 23rd June 2017) Why will government not construct it at once?

  1. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : RESHAPING OF MAYERA TO KORLEMAN ROADS (20.90KM)

Response: This road underwent consistent reshaping when NDC was in power. I do not see this as an achievement.

  1. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : SURFACING OF ABENENEASE, KOJO ASHONG TO OBOM ROAD (16.4KM)

Response: This is yet another NDC feat being hyped as that of the NPP. The Abehenase–Kojo Ashong– Konkon feeder road forms part of the surfacing of Ngleshie– Amanfrom and other feeder roads (40.53km). The project commenced on 20th October 2016. How can a project that began in 2016 be an achievement of the NPP? Unless they want to tell us they were in power in 2016. It was projected for completion by 19th October 2018. Till date, the road has not been completed and the government is in the best position to answer why that is the case.

  1. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : SURFACING OF AYIKAI DOBLO TO ONYANSANA ROAD (8.2KM)

Response: The Ayikai Doblo – Onyansana feeder road forms part of the surfacing of Ngleshie– Amanfrom and other feeder roads (40.53km). The project commenced on 20th October 2016 and was projected to be completed by 19th October 2018. The delays can best be explained by the sitting government.

  1. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : SURFACING OF ROADS FROM AFUAMAN, NSAKINA, BORKORBORKOR (16.4KM)

Response: This road forms part Afuaman – Nsakina – Borkorborkor Feeder Road Project that the NDC awarded on contract and construction commenced on 5th June 2015. By November 2016, the contractor has executed the work to the sub-base level. This same government, failed to pay the contractor for whatever reasons we do not know but assume it is simply because they do not have the plight of the thousands of residents and users of that route at heart. The contractor once not paid for work done so far, halted the work and the state of the road deteriorated especially during the rainy season. The Minister of Roads when Hon. Nii Okai Laryea, Member of Parliament for the area filed a Parliamentary Question about the progress of the road on 23rd June, 2017, said the contractor is owed and that explains his inability to continue the project. (Column 1183, Parliamentary Hansard of 23rd June 2017). He promised to find money to pay the contractor. Apparently when it got close to elections, they have found money and held a new sod-cutting ceremony just this month of August 2020.

  1. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : SURFACING OF ROADS FROM MEDIE, SAMSAM, FOTOBI (15.6KM)
  2. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : SURFACING OF ROADS FROM PAAPASE TO AYIDAN (6.5KM)
  3. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : SURFACING OF ROADS FROM POKUASE TO NSAKYE TO AMANFROM (18.0KM)

Response: This is a project awarded and commenced in 2015. By the time the NDC left office in 2016, work on the road was nearing completion. This government deliberately delayed its completion till date.

  1. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : SURFACING OF ROADS FROM POKUASE TO OSONODOMPE (8.1KM)
  2. ONGOING REHABILITATION/RENOVATION/ AND MAINTENANCE WORKS OF 1 KMS ROAD : SURFACING OF ROADS FROM SAPEIMAN TO AMORMOLEY (12KM)

Response: This project is in two components, (a) Abehenase - Opa - Sarpeiman (b) Amamole – Abehenase. Both form part of the bitumen surfacing of Ngleshie– Amanfrom and other feeder roads. Construction commenced on 20th October 2016 and was projected to be completed by 19th October 2018. (Column 1474, Parliamentary Hansard of 30th June 2017). Pace of the construction has been very slow since the NPP assumed office. Close to two years after its projected date of completion, the project is still hanging.

Education Infrastructure

  1. COMPLETED CONTINUATION 3-UNIT CLASSROOM BLOCK AT KORLEYMAN IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL

Response: This project began in 2009 after Hon. Obodai, then Assemblyman for Samsam electoral area made a plea at the Assembly. The project continued and was 97 percent complete in late 2010. In 2018, Hon. Akoto stressed on the need for the project and that saw it renovated in the same year. Till date, the school has not been commissioned for use by the community of Korleman.

  1. ONGOING CONSTRUCTION OF 1NO. 2-STOREY 12-UNIT CLASSROOM BLOCK WITH OFFICE, STORE AND LIBRARY (GROUND FLOOR ONLY - PHASE I) AT ADJEN KOTOKU IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL
  2. ONGOING CONSTRUCTION OF 1NO. TWO STOREY12-UNIT CLASSROOM WITH OFFICE, STORE AND LIBRARY AT KOTOKU IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL
  3. ONGOING CONSTRUCTION OF 3-UNIT CLASSROOM BLOCK AT MPEHUASEM IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL.

Response: This school block predates the inception of this deceitful government. In 2015, the Member of Parliament for Amasaman, Hon. Nii Okai Laryea donated some bags of cement to the school to oil its wheels for completion on time. Was the NPP in power in 2015?

  1. ONGOING CONSTRUCTION OF 3-UNIT CLASSROOM BLOCK WITH OFFICE AND STORE AT AFUAMAN IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL

Response: This is a project initiated by Hon. Attuquaye Armah when he was MP. The project has been in the composite budget of the Municipality since 2016. Considering the spike in the population of Afuaman, the pressure from the people of Afuaman and the Assemblyman for the area, Hon. Malik Abass, the Assembly had no choice than to embark on it.

  1. ONGOING CONSTRUCTION OF 6-UNIT CLASSROOM BLOCK AT NSAKINA IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL

Health Infrastructure

  1. COMPLETED CONSTRUCTION OF CHPS COMPOUND AT AYIKAI-DOBLO IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL
  2. ONGOING COMMUNITY CLINIC AT AKWASA ELECTORAL AREA IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL

Response: Akwasa Electoral Area is in the Bortianor-Ngleshie-Amanfro Constituency of the Ga-South Municipality and not Ga-West.

Water and Sanitation Infrastructure

  1. ONGOING COMMUNITY/INSTITUTIONAL 10-SEATER WC TOILET FACILITY AT ADJEN KOTOKU IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL
  2. ONGOING COMMUNITY/INSTITUTIONAL 10-SEATER WC TOILET FACILITY AT NSACHENA (2 UNITS) IN GA WEST MUNICIPAL

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Compiled by: NDC AMASAMAN COMMUNICATION BUREAU

Contact Person: ADDO BENJAMIN ARMAH

DEPUTY COMMUNICATION OFFICER

NDC AMASAMAN CONSTITUENCY

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