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Akufo-Addo has neglected Ashanti Region, says Ofosu-Ampofo

The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, claims his party loves the Ashanti Region more than the governing New Patriotic Party

The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, says the Ashanti Region has seen no development under the Akufo-Addo administration, despite voting massively for him in the 2016 general elections.

He said the painful aspect of the situation is that the President has also refused to complete various developmental projects that the Mahama administration started in the region.

Addressing NDC supporters at Bosomkyekye in the Mampong constituency on Saturday, Ofosu-Ampofo alleged that instead of the President building development projects, he has specialised in re-naming projects that his government inherited from past administrations.

“Build your own projects and name them and stop re-naming the ones you didn’t build,” Ofosu-Ampofo said.

The NDC’s National Chairman said his party has kept good faith with the Ashanti Region in terms of development projects, including the construction of the Kejetia market, various hospital projects, schools and the Barekese Water Expansion Projects, among others.

Ofosu-Ampofo assured the people that Mahama will continue all abandoned projects in the Ashanti Region and will work hard to provide decent and sustainable jobs.

Protecting jobs

He said Mahama is also committed to protecting the thousands of jobs in the local automotive industry, including those in Suame Magazine, Abossey Okai, Kokompe and others, adding that unlike President Akufo-Addo, Mahama is a “trust-worthy leader” who will not waste state resources.

“Mr Mahama will not waste public resources like we are seeing today where even a chair belonging to the President is having its own fully air-condition car following him everywhere. Mahama is a servant and he is going to serve to promote development for every Ghanaian,” he said.

Ofosu-Ampofo therefore urged electorates to vote for Mahama in the 7 December 2020 general elections to enable him create prosperity for all by providing jobs, implementing Free Primary Healthcare for all, Free Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Free T-VET), as well as, state-sponsored National Apprenticeship Programme to equip the youth with employable skills.

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