Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress(NDC) John Dramani Mahama has slammed the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for overseeing the worst form of roads across the country.


According to him, despite the government’s repeated claim that Ghana has had unprecedented improvement in the road sector, the state of major roads in the country have worsened, creating discomfort for passengers.

The former president was speaking at an event in Hamile in the Upper West region to commiserate with the family of the late Zakaria Saana Dramani who until his death was the Lambusie constituency chairman of the NDC.

Mentioning the bad state of some major roads in the north, said, ”They go around saying that they have done more roads in the history of this country than any other government. Look at the road that goes to Techiman. All tracks that carry goods to Burkina Faso, Mali and other countries all pass through that road.

“Successive governments built that road. Every year we used to do routine maintenance. Since this government came, look at the Wa-Sawla road, look at the Bole-Bamboi road. Look at the Bamboi Techiman road, all in a very deplorable state.

“But when the president and the vice president come and people raise it, they behave as if they don’t know about it. You have six months left, when are u going to work on these roads?”

The former president further criticized the Akufo-Addo administration for engaging in propaganda instead of working hard to make the lives of Ghanaians better.

“In the short space of seven and a half years, this country has been brought to its knees. We are dealing with a government that only believes in propaganda. They keep repeating the same thing over and over again so that people will believe in the lies they are saying. The reality is that they don’t have what it takes to develop this country”.

Mr Mahama urged Ghanaians to elect the NDC to continue with its developmental agenda which was on course until it lost power in 2016.