JOHN MAHAMA LIED TO HON. ASSEMBLY MEMBERS – WISCONSIN TESCON PRESIDENT.
On Friday, 31st July, 202 0, the flag bearer of NDC and the former President, John Dramani Mahama met a group of people who describes themselves as “Ghana Association of Assembly Members” and laid before them his plans and vision for the honorable Assembly members when return as the President.
Among other things, Mr. John Mahama has had the opportunity to throw dust and deceits at Honorable Assembly members for his parochial political interest said, the NDC government were the first to procure motorbikes for Assembly members?
That notion and assertion held by John Mahama is inconsistent with the fact about the acquisition of motorbikes for honorable Assembly members for the first time in the history of this country was a brain child initiative by the then John Agyekum Kuffuor led NPP Government in 2008. In fact there are procurement evidences to show.
Mr John Dramani Mahama in his usual Aristotle propaganda induced communications skill he has mastered, again erred maliciously with the intention to play with the minds of the Assembly Members whom he think ” have short memories.”
Mr John Dramani Mahama, some of us as Assembly members do not have short memories. We can read and write and make factual and intellectual debate with issues concerning Assembly Members welfare from one government to the other including your tenure as Vice President and President. You have so soon forgotten that, under your watch, as President, the honorable Assembly members who were in office in 2015 until you left office never receive their Motorbikes and their plight were worse off, upon all the petitions and the resolutions sent to you and your Minister for Local Government and Rural development?
As a former Assembly Member who became the President of the Republic, Mr. John Mahama, whom Assembly members could have derived a lot of inspirations, has rather resorted to peddling falsehoods and claims, he has what it takes to provide better working conditions for Honorable Assembly Members forgetting he, Mr. John Mahama presided over unpaid District Assembly Common Fund, Unpaid, Disability Funds and other disbursements between 2013-2016 that could have been used to improve the living conditions of the electorates in the various districts across Ghana.
Today Mr. John Dramani Mahama, knowing very well he has lost touch with the grassroots would want to hind behind few Assembly Members redeem his already damaged image in the local governance.
Lastly, I would want to entreat all honorable Assembly Members to embrace themselves and hold in high esteem the numerous developmental projects coupled with pro-grassroot policies like; One District One Factory, One District One Warehouse, One Village One Dam as well as the FREE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and many more being implemented by the NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFFO-ADDO BAWUMIA led NPP government. These policies have brought jobs to our various electoral areas abd moreso, alleviated our problems of soliciting for funds to pay our electorates Ward’s school fees.
These are the practical things we need as assembly members and not mere empty rhetorics. After 8yrs as Vice President and President respectively, what does John Dramani Mahama has to show in the development of honorable Assembly members that improved their living standards that creates that basis for his new intentions?
It is said; “If the Goat promises to offer you medications for your Jaundice, check his urine first”
HON. STEPHEN KWESI ACQUAH.