President John Mahama has said he is unperturbed about the barrage of criticisms against his government by the opposition New Patriotic Party because their forefathers did a similar thing to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
He said in spite of the monumental steps the Nkrumah government was taking at the time, the UP party, which metamorphosed into NPP, placed hurdles on his way.
Addressing supporters of the NDC in the Volta region, Mr. Mahama advised members of the ruling party to remain focused and ignore the distractions of the Danquah-Busia-Dombo tradition.
“They are the same people who frustrated Dr. Nkrumah. They have been there for a very long time. They say we do not chew roads, we do not chew hospitals and we do not chew schools. During our campaign launch in Cape Coast, former President Rawlings warned us to beware of them. He said they had been there for a very long time. They tormented Dr. Kwame Nkrumah during his era.
“They have appeared again repeating the thing they did under Kwame Nkrumah. They are again downplaying the positive impact of the loans Ghana has contracted under my era. I do not use the monies on lavish things but for projects that will last,” the President stated.
He continued: “When we were undertaking these projects, we employed Ghanaians as carpenters, masons, electricians and other artisans. All these people have had some form of employment I am sure their family members also benefited because they were catered for out of the income they got from being employed.
“The schools and hospitals we are building will also employ thousands of teachers from the various colleges of educations and thousands of graduates also from the nursing training colleges.
“While we are doing all these things, they are still saying we are wasting national resources. They are still saying we are wasting national resources”.