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28.09.2022 NDC News

Sleeping Binduri MP Abdullai Abanga lied; Mahama never cut sod for Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmonkom road three times – NDC

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Sleeping Binduri MP Abdullai Abanga lied; Mahama never cut sod for Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmonkom road three times – NDC
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The Upper East Regional Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has issued a statement over claims that former President John Dramani Mahama cut sod for the construction of the Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmonkom road three times without any work.

The allegation was made by the Member of Parliament for Binduri Constituency, Abdullai Abanga.

After citing the allegation, the NDC Upper East Regional Communications Officer has issued a release to set the record straight.

“Folks, this narrative from the sleeping MP is a barefaced lie, President Mahama never cut sod for the reconstruction of the famous Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmonkom road more than once.

“President John Dramani cut sod for the reconstruction works on the 112 kilometres international road on the 11th of July 2016 during his two-day “Accounting to the People” tour of the Upper East Region,” part of a release from the NDC office in the region reads.

According to the NDC in the Upper East Region when the NPP took over in 2017, it asked the contractor to stop work claiming it was auditing the contract.

The road was left unconstructed for two years (2017 to 2019) until the beginning of 2020 when the contractor was asked to return to the site.

The Upper East Regional Communications Officer of the NDC wants the general public to ignore the barefaced lie by the Binduri MP.

“We would like to entreat the general public to disregard the effusions of the non-performing MP, who is bound to lose in 2024, and his assigns who may repeat such barefaced lie for political gains.

“No amount of lies and falsehood can take away the fact that the reconstruction of the Bolgatanga -Bawku -Pulmonkom road is a John Dramani Mahama legacy. We know without a shred of doubt that the people of Binduri constituency and the rest of the Kusaug Kingdom will reward the visionary Nation Builder, H.E John Dramani Mahama, and the NDC in 2024,” the release concludes.

Read the full release below:

RE-JOHN MAHAMA CUT SOD FOR BOLGATANAGA – BAWKU- PULMONKOM ROAD THREE TIMES!

28/09/22

The attention of the NDC Regional communication Bureau has been drawn to a very wicked and mischievous lie by the MP for Binduri constituency, that, President Mahama cut sod for the Bolgatanga -Bawku -Pulmonkom road three times.

According to the non-performing MP “President Mahama came to that area to cut sod for the road not once, not twice but thrice or so and the road was still there”

Folks, this narrative from the sleeping MP is a bareface lie, President Mahama never cut sod for the reconstruction of the famous Bolgatanga-Bawku-Pulmonkom road more than once. President John Dramani cut sod for the reconstruction works on the 112 kilometers international road on the 11th of July 2016 during his two-day “Accounting to the People” tour of the Upper East Region.

The contractor Querez Galveo, a Brazillian company which was awarded the Gh₵ 612 million contract, to be funded from the Road Fund mobilized and moved to site before the former President cut the sod on the 11th of July 2016 for the first and the last time for the reconstruction works to start. The 112 kilometers road was to be completed in two and half years.

However, when the NPP led by Akufo Addo and Bawumia took over in 2017, they asked the contractor to stop work claiming they were auditing the contract. For two years (2017 to 2019) no construction works took place on the road, until the beginning of 2020 when the contractor was asked to return to site.

This undue delay led to the contract sum increasing from Gh₵ 612 million to over Gh₵ 800 million. Again, the delay of the faultless contract signed by President John Dramani Mahama led to the delay in the completion of the project within the scheduled two and half years. Thus, portions of the road in 2020 was washed away by heavy rains, cutting the people of Kusaug Kingdom from the rest of the region.

We would like to entreat the general public to disregard the effusions of the non-performing MP, who is bound to lose in 2024, and his assigns who may repeat such bareface lie for political gains. No amount of lies and falsehood can take away the fact that the reconstruction of the Bolgatanga -Bawku -Pulmonkom road is a John Dramani Mahama legacy. We know without a shred of doubt that the people of Binduri constituency and the rest of the Kusaug Kingdom will reward the visionary Nation Builder, H.E John Dramani Mahama and the NDC in 2024.

Signed,

Saeed Tijani Ahmed

(Upper East Regional Communications Officer)

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

Journalist

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