President John Dramani Mahama has outstripped Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, in terms of development projects for the country since his overthrow on February 24, 1966, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, the Greater Accra Regional Minister, has said.
According to him, this is a feat that must be made known to Ghanaians by government communicators and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) especially as the country inches closer to the December 7 presidential and parliamentary elections.
Mr Afotey Agbo has observed that there are too many lies being told by opponents of the NDC ahead of the elections, a situation that requires the governing party intensifies its campaign to cure those untruths that may have sunk into the minds of Ghanaians before it is too late.
Speaking in an interview with Chief Jerry Forson, host of Ghana Yensom, on Accra100.5FM in connection with the commencement of the Greater Accra for the 2016 elections, he said: “The lies are too much and so there is the need for us (the NDC) to explain the good works of the president so that the lies will not stick in the minds of Ghanaians. Just like it happened during the time of Nkrumah, they told all the lies about him. When the coup d’état came, about 70 per cent of the people went onto the streets and brought down what Nkrumah did.
“Today, as we speak, years after his overthrow, Nkrumah’s legacies are the ones we are still relying on. Nobody did more than Nkrumah did for all those years.
“It is now that His Excellency John Mahama is providing for the country more than what Nkrumah did, and so if we don’t step out and go out into the corners and every part of this region (Greater Accra) to tell Ghanaians of what we have done and our plans and intentions and the programmes that we have for this great country, the electorate will fail to see them because of the lies being told by our political opponents.
“By the time they realise they have lied to, they may have already committed the mistakes and that will be a problem for all of us, a problem that will hurt the country so much. And so, we are not leaving any stone unturned. It is time for us to go all out and tell Ghanaians about the work that we have done for them.”