Kufuor’s allegations of squandered monies baseless – NDC
National Organizer of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Adams has reacted to allegations leveled against the party by ex-President John Agyekum Kufuor that the NDC rather squandered money meant for developing sectors of the Volta Region.
Ex-President Kufuor, who was speaking at his residence in Accra when the newly elected NPP MP for Abuakwa North, Gifty Twum Ampofo, paid a courtesy call on him, also drew attention to the fact that his government constructed the Ho Polytechnic and roads from Nkonya through to Dambai.
He said he was very much disappointed when President Mahama and his NDC members accused him and the New Patriotic Party NPP of not embarking on any developmental projects in the Volta Region during their term of governance.
However, he accused the NDC of rather squandering money meant for developing sectors of the Volta Region, particularly with the Keta Sea Defense Project.
“They claim we did nothing in the Volta Region. Let’s start from Keta. The money they acquired for the sea defense wall, they squandered it. It was during my tenure that we constructed the wall,” Ex-President Kufuor said.
Meanwhile, Kofi Adams in an interview with JOY FM noted that “we really don’t get the head and tail of these allegations. Indeed, I sometimes get disturbed when I hear Mr. Kufuor making some allegations which has no basis.”
“I am sure he might have been misquoted, but if truly he uttered those words, then I don’t know where he got his facts from because the projects as we speak are on-going… the ministry of works and housing can be in a better position to provide details on the Keta Sea defense and the resettlement project when approached,” he said.
“I don’t understand what President Kufuor meant by monies have been squandered by the NDC government, I would be glad if he can come with further and better particulars of this for a better response,” he added.
According to Kofi Adams, he does not know what has provoked the former President to make such utterances.
To him, there are no bases of truth in his allegations because the project is on-going and nobody has declared the project over.
He clarified that the projects ex-President Kufuor is boasting of during his tenure of office were only completed by the Mahama-led administration, as such, he has no locus to say he accomplished those projects.