It is unacceptable for Akufo Addo to abandon Saglemi for National Cathedral – John Mahama fires

Former president John Dramani Mahama has chastised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo for wasting national resources in building the national cathedral project whilst citizens are finding challenges to find descend accommodation.

He indicates that’s Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has currently allocated about GHC 500 million into the national cathedral project whilst the Saglemi Housing Project which was poised to help many Ghanaians to find descend accommodation has been abandoned.

“It is unacceptable for Akufo-Addo to spend over half a billion cedis on a national cathedral project that has ultimately failed due to corruption and is now abandoned, yet refuses to commit funds to complete a housing project that will benefit thousands of Ghanaian families.

According to him, the NPP government abandoned the Saglemi Housing Project because it was started under his regime.  The president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has indicated that Government will not continue the Saglemi Housing Project since it will increase the national debt.

A sod cutting ceremony for a new housing project was held a few days ago by the president. This is a clear indication that the Saglemi Housing Project has been abandoned.

“The misplaced priorities of a government that claim it is unable to raise money to complete the Saglemi housing project and yet is willing to spend half a billion cedis on the largest civil excavation in Africa is a humiliating slap in the face of Ghanaians who entrusted Akufo Addo with their mandate. Just think about the countless number of Ghanaian families who could have had decent living conditions over the past 7 years and the individuals who could have had a place to truly call home in Saglemi,” Mr. John Mahama indicated.

Mr. John Dramani Mahama in a Facebook post indicated that it is prudent for every government to prioritize the needs of its citizens. He says it is about time governments learn how to continue projects started by their predecessors.

“Leaders must always prioritize the well-being of their citizens and ensure that they benefit from government resources and projects, regardless of who initiated them. Knowing the NPP government, they did not want to complete the Saglemi housing project simply because it was initiated by John Mahama and an NDC administration,” he added.

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