“It's not good for us politicians to be misleading the people; if you have not done something, don’t claim it, don’t write it in your book; don’t make pronouncements on it. The people themselves can tell the truth of what is going on.”
“I think it's important that we, the political leaders of the country, exercise some sense of responsibility when we are making some of these claims.”
President Akufo-Addo yesterday had cause to respond to claims by former President Mahama that he has been commissioning projects initiated by the previous NDC administration across the country.
The former President and his party opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) claim the President has nothing to his credit.
He made the disclosure when Tumu Kuoro, Richard Babini Kanton VI led the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs to the Flagstaff House yesterday.
The chiefs passionately appealed to government to fix deplorable roads in their area.
President Akufo-Addo said before he began his presidency, he was told by the principal competitor [Mahama] that he had done all the roads in the country in what he termed unprecedented infrastructural development in the country.
The President said despite the claims by the former president, the issue of deplorable roads has been raised by several chiefs and traditional leaders in the country.
The Tumu Kuoro and President of the Upper West Regional House of Chiefs, Babini Kanton VI, raised some major issues that are of concern to the chiefs and people of the area.
They also asked the President to facilitate the passage of the University for Development Studies (UDS) Bill into law as a matter of urgency to ensure that students' admission for 2019/2020 academic year can be decentralized to the three autonomous campuses as announced by the President during the last congregation of the University of Tamale.
The chiefs also appealed to the President to assist them to ensure the completion of the Wa Regional Hospital to help minimize referral cases from the region.
They also asked for the fast-tracking of the commercial flights to and from the Upper West Region to ease the movement of travellers to the region.
President Akufo-Addo took note of all the concerns and suggestions put forward by the delegation and assured them that they would be given the necessary attention by his office, as well as other relevant state institutions.