The record of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government in terms of providing social and economic infrastructure for the people of Ghana is unassailable; President John Dramani Mahama has said.
According to him, his government, in the history of Ghana, has undertaken massive infrastructural projects including road construction, a feat that depicts a good performance of his administration.
Speaking to Chorkor residents in Accra, on Thursday, June 23, as part of his tour of the Greater Accra Region, Mr Mahama said: “Three of the things that I have focused on in my first term have been to solve the power crisis and, thank God, we have overcome that challenge. The second has been to stabilise the economy and make the currency stable and bring down inflation and interest rates, thank God we are achieving economic stability. And the third of my priority areas and focus of my first term in office has been to restore our social and economic infrastructure, and if you look at the record of this government, in terms of providing social and economic infrastructure, it is unassailable”.
“If you take every sector, from the road sector, we have begun one of the most massive reconstruction of our roads in the history of Ghana. If you take the power sector, today, if you take the whole of Africa, Ghana has the second highest access to electricity in Africa, above 80 percent access to electricity.”
Mr Mahama added: “If you take water, today the whole of West Africa, no country matches Ghana in terms of access to clean drinking water. Seventy-six percent of our people have access to clean drinking water, and if you take education, Ghana has the highest average mean base of schooling in West Africa, higher than Nigeria, higher than Cote d’Ivoire, higher than Senegal, higher than any other West African country.”