November 29, 2016

Former General Secretary of the largest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dan Botwe has said President John Mahama will lack the competence to govern any developed country if he were to be given such an opportunity.

According to him, since the president has reduced and restricted govenance to only the provision of infrastructure, he’ll will be found wanting if he’s put in the helm of affairs in countries which have massive infrastructure development better than what he (Mahama) is boasting of providing in Ghana.

President John Mahama and the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has touted the government’s achievement in providing infrastructure all across the country in a record time which they claim is unprecedented in the country’s history.

Mr Mahama who’s seeking re-election in the upcoming December 7 poll has said the NDC has engendered “massive” infrastructural development in the following five sectors: water, power, education, healthcare, and roads.

But speaking on Peace FM Kokrokoo show Tuesday, Dan Botwe who’s also the Member of Parliament for Okere stated that governance is not only about doing projects.

“President John Mahama can only boast of building schools, hospitals and constructing roads, which was made possible with Ghana’s oil money, loans etcetera, that is not enough. In anycase every government including Col. Acheampong’s military junta, provides these things . I haven’t heard the Mahama-led government talk about a new programme or policy they’ve introduced that will turn around the lives of Ghanaians.”

He added: “If Mahama is made the President of UK, USA or Holland now, there’s nothing more he can do because these countries already have interchanges, hospitals, schools, etc. No this is not all governance is about. President Kufour provided all these infrastrucres but he added ideas and social intevention programmes which enhanced the living condition of Ghanaians, that is why the NPP must be voted back to power to continue with the good works Kufour started.”