Wa — The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Nadowli in the Upper West Region, Mr. Abu K. Kassangabata, has descended heavily on the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, for labelling the Better Ghana Agenda of the government as having failed.
During his recent visit to the region, Nana Akufo-Addo said that the Mills-led administration had failed Ghanaians, and who had therefore, lost confidence in the government.
But, the DCE, who is also a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Regional Communication Team, said Ghanaians had witnessed the tremendous impact of the Mills-led NDC administration, through the successful implementation of the Better Ghana Agenda, for which discerning Ghanaians were going to retain the NDC in power in the December polls.
Mr. Kassangabata told The Chronicle in an interview that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) should not pollute the air with lies, but set the records straight by telling Ghanaians the truth.
The DCE pointed out that the Upper West Region has had its fair share of the national cake, through the provision of health facilities for the people, and the extension of electricity to about 623 communities.
He mentioned that three new Senior High schools were being established in the Wa East, Sissala West and Wa West districts, and that admission would start this September, while farmers have also benefitted from the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) agricultural inputs.
"What Ghanaians need is what President Mills is doing now, so Ghanaians should reject the propaganda of the NPP, and give President Mills the second term to fulfill the Better Ghana Agenda," he stated.
DCE Abu K. Kassangabata stated that the people of the region were happy with the Mills-led NDC government for giving them three cabinet ministers, "something we did not see in the Kufuor led-administration."
Mr. Kassangabata said the Wa, Tumu, Wellewele and Navrongo roads were under construction, while 500 kilometres of roads were also being constructed across the region.
"That is why we believe the NDC deserves a second term more than any other political party which will abandon projects initiated by the government.
"If former Presidents Rawlings and Kufuor all served eight years in office, why not Mills?" he queried.