The Talensi District is said to have benefitted hugely from the rapid road infrastructure development undertaken by the former President, John Dramani Mahama before losing to the NPP’s Nana Akufo-Addo in the 2016 election.
Some of the road projects include the Tongo-Hospital-Zuarungu, Sheaga-Dussie, Sheaga-Zuarungu, Bulungu-Pawlugu as well as the Tengzug road. The roads were constructed to help open the district up to the many viable economic activities that abound in the region.
Some roads which were also scheduled for construction were however abandoned after the change in government.
This is according to Benson Tongo Baba (BT Baba), the Member of Parliament for Talensi in the Upper East Region. He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, May 31, 2022.
Mr. Baba was unhappy about the state of some of the abandoned projects.
“When we lost the elections, it meant that the people who took over, that is the NPP government, should have continued those projects. The sad thing about it is, in this country, when a government has initiated a laudable project, which is going to benefit the people, then there is a government which will take over and say that it will also want to have its own projects.”
“The money that was used to invest in those projects is State funds; public funds not party funds. It came from our taxes. There is no earthly reason why we should get up and refuse to work for the benefit of the people,” he said.
The MP, noted with concern, that the issues of abandonment of projects have continued since the regime of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. This, he said, does not bode well for a country that wants to develop rapidly.
Earlier, the MP suggested that the Talensi Constituency could become a hub for poultry production because of the investments he’s made in the sector.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana