Mahama used $260m to build only Circle Interchange; Akufo-Addo used $289 to build 4 of them – Bempah


Mr. Bempah recalled that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo spent $289 on the construction of four of them—Pokuase, Tema, Obetseibi, and Tamale—while the Mahama administration spent $260 million on just one interchange—the Circle Interchange.

He made these remarks as he raced to the decision made by former President John Dramani Mahama to select the nomination forms for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer elections.

If Mr. Mahama wins the 2024 general elections, Ghanaians will see signs of economic growth within the first two years of his administration, according to Professor Joshua Alabi, who led a team that selected the nomination forms on his behalf.

He stated, "Under the leadership of John Mahama, you will see signs of growth within a matter of two years; we will first stabilize economic growth [and] the NPP will never see power again."

"We are here to pick up the forms for his HE John Dramani Mahama," he continued. You are aware that this nation is experiencing extremely difficult times; the economy is in disarray, people are suffering, and, in a nutshell, people are pleading with the NDC to return.

He stated, "It is time for the flagbearer to deliver the 2024 elections. The NDC has gone through all of its structures and elections."

In response to this, Mr. Owusu Bepah responded in an interview with, "We all know our political history, what has Mahama got to offer the people of Ghana?" He ran the economy like a casino for six years as vice president, interim president, and sitting president. His primary legacy was dumsor, a nightmare for every Ghanaian that resulted in the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

When there was no global crisis, the economy was on its knees, with a GDP of 3%.

“We handed over an economy that had discovered commercial quantities of oil; GDP was approximately 14% when we left power; however, when Mahama took over prior to 2012, GDP dropped to 3.5 percent GDP, which demonstrates how he stifled growth. This is the economy that the NDC left, with terrible results across the board.

“We weren't in a pandemic, but this was the growth, and it was terrible under NDC. The ordinary barber, hairdresser, and taxi driver suffered. The Cedi depreciated by 14.5 percent in 2013 and by 31.3 percent in 2014—we're talking about the dead goat here. I am daring them to come and tell us that it is wrong because the majority of Ghanaian industry collapsed under the NDC regime, from the PNDC to the Mahama NDC.

“Under Mahama, the interest rate in the banking sector ranged from 35 to 40 percent. There was no crisis, and corruption was the norm. Mahama institutionalized corruption in this country. They made corruption a part of our body politics to the point where the leader himself was involved, such as the Kanazoe fiasco, the Airbus scandal, and Isofotone. The $260 million contract to construct the circle interchange was given to a company that was named by Bloomberg and the New York Times as one of the most corrupt businesses in the world.

The Ghana, Obetsebi, Pokuase, Tema, and Tamale interchanges were constructed with $289 million under Akufo. "When it came to education, children who were from poor families couldn't get access to free education under social democratic dead goat," fire fighters in Kantamanto request tankers to put out the blaze. Because they are poor, parents are unable to send their children to school. Over 5 million children have had access to SHS education since the NPP took over, albeit under a limping elephant.

"The energy area, the obligation they left before they left power is totally unimaginable. By signing the ENI Sankofa contract, they made Sankofa gas the most expensive gas in the world that the average Ghanaian currently pays for. Therefore, they are the ones who discuss increasing debt. Ghanaians ought to be prudent because Mahama is only coming for four years—he was six years old—and this is his legacy. Will they choose a dead goat over an elephant that is limping?

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