CENTRAL Tongu District Chief Executive (DCE) in the Volta Region, Mr Thomas Moore Zonyrah, has set the records straight on the number of social and infrastructural intervention development programmes and projects the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government through the Central Tongu District Assembly has done in the towns and villages within the district during its three-and-half-years tenure in office or governance.
The DCE claimed that per the records in the book of the Assembly it showed clearly that the Assembly under his watch during the tenure of the NPP had delivered more projects than the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) and that the claims that the NDC executed some particular projects in the district were found to be half-truths or blatant lies and untruths.
Speaking on Mafi-Adidome based radio station, Dela 105.7FM on Friday August 21, 2020 being monitored by Daily Analyst, Mr Zoryrah stated that the number of social projects and infrastructural programmes the ruling NPP government through his outfit has executed were visibly in all the beneficiary communities, saying “Our projects and programmes speak for themselves, so we would not do propaganda about them.”
Mr Zoryrah made the foregoing clarification in reaction to rebut the claim by the members of the NDC that NPP had nothing to show in the Volta Region so far as social and infrastructural projects and programmes were concerned.
This notwithstanding, the DCE has corrected the impression being created by some section of Ghanaians that the previous NDC government under the former President John Dramani Mahama has more truck records in connection of programmes and projects development in the three years term in the Volta Region than the current NPP under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Mr Zoryrah not hesitated to rubbish the said litigation by mentioning the unprecedented projects which were in improvement in the areas of health, education, security, sanitation, water supply, road, market centres, sports, electrification among other social and infrastructural developmental being initiated by the Assembly within the district.
When the host, Mr Christopher Papawu asked the DCE to mention some of the projects and programmes initiated by the government through the Assembly, Mr Zoryrah quickly started mentioning them without hesitation until he was instructed by the host to pause because there wasn’t enough time to go through all of them.
Few among the development projects the DCE mentioned were the construction of the clinic at Mafi-Dove, nurseries at Kpedzeglo, and Avedo, Sasekpe under the planting for food and jobs, extention of electrification to Mafi-Akyemfo, New Bakpa, Mafi Zongo, Avukorfe, Mafi Kumase, Adidome and Kpedzeglo.
He noted that the Assembly has also constructed four number market shed at Mafi Kumase new market, 3 unit cladroom block at Mafi Adidome, Akyemfo, Avedo, Srekpe, Anfoe, Mafi Kumase KG, Mediage and10 seated W/C toilet facility at New Bakpa.
He listed more than 30 road 15 education projects that were executed by the NPP with the assurance that he will see to the speedy works to the construction of the Mafi-Adidome-Frakadua road.
On the education, health,security front among others, the DCE stated that there were more than “unprecedented,” mentioning the first ever construction of emergency centre at Adidome Government Hospital since Nkrumah’s time to promote health care service delivery to the people in the Central Tongu District and its adjoining communities.
Mincing no words, Mr Zoryrah challenged the NDC and any such litigators to call him one on one at same platform or otherwise to compare projects constructed under the NPP and NDC government when the need arises.
“NPP deserves more than four more years if we should judge government by it’s performance ” he concluded.