Member of Parliament for Keta Constituency, Richard Quashigah is asking President Akufo-Addo not to take undue credit for the construction of Keta Nursing School as well as Anloga Shopping Mall as he commissions the projects on Monday.
In a statement, the legislator said, John Dramani Mahama, while he was president, initiated and completed the construction of these edifices and it is “expected that President Akufo-Addo will unlike in previous cases, give credit to his predecessor government in respect of these two projects.”
Below is the full statement:
President Akufo-Addo in the Volta Region
President Nana Akufo-Addo is expected in the Keta Municipality on Monday to commission again some NDC/Mahama projects. President Akufo-Addo is billed to commission the multipurpose Keta Nursing School and the Anloga Shopping Mall, constructed by the Mahama administration.
As part of the series of previous NDC government’s completed projects but yet to be commissioned, it is expected that President Akufo-Addo will unlike in previous cases, give credit to his predecessor government in respect of these two projects. Earlier this year, President Akufo-Addo commissioned a number of projects undertaken by the previous government without acknowledging the previous government and its leader former President John Dramani Mahama.
As President Akufo-Addo visits the Volta region to commission these projects, he must also take steps to address the perplexing issue of a ban on birth certificate acquisition in the VOLTA REGION and the subsequent transfer of the Director of the Volta Regional Birth and Death Registry by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
Many in the region find this move by government not only absurd but sinister at a time when the Akufo-Addo government is insisting on Ghanaians having a birth certificate or a passport as the only valid documents to qualify one as a Ghanaian; a requirement which is in sharp contrast with the 1992 Constitution of Ghana on who is a citizen of Ghana.