President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is bound to stay in opposition for a very long time, hence their wicked machinations and vile propaganda against the god policies of his government.
The president who was reacting to speculations that government intends to relocate the yet-to-be- completed University of Environment and Sustainable Development from Somanya in the Eastern Region to Bunso also in the Eastern Region, said the opposition NDC is desperate because they have taken notice of the good deeds of the current government.
This deliberate act of misinformation, according to President Akufo-Addo, is being peddled by the NDC because “these are people (NDC) who are looking at a long period in opposition”, explaining that the more desperate the NDC gets, the more fabrications they will put out.
“They, in their desperation to get to power, are prepared to say anything. Their purpose of coming back to power is to continue the programme of ‘Create, Loot and Share’. That programme is dead in Ghana. It will not happen again, that is not the programme the people of Ghana are looking for,” the President added.
He urged the Chiefs and people of Somanya not to be distracted by the propaganda, but rather encourage the contractors to finish the work as scheduled.
“I am hoping that by July 2019 the University will be completed, and will give me the opportunity to come to this campus to inaugurate the new University of Environment and Sustainable Development,” he added, to rapturous applause from the gathering.
2019 Budget for all
Touching on the 2019 budget, President Akufo-Addo assured that every part of Ghana will witness substantial infrastructural development, which will help put the country onto the path of progress and prosperity.
“So, the characters who will come here to try and peddle sectarian, ethnocentric, backward politics, you don’t have to worry yourselves about them. They have already been rejected by the people of Ghana, and they are going to be rejected again in 2020,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo, thus, appealed for the full support of the people of Yilo Krobo, towards the realization of the vision of Government.
“We went into a deep hole in Ghana, and we are now trying to dig ourselves out of it. Digging yourselves out of a deep hold is not easy. But we are going to do it, and we are going to succeed and bring this country up again,” he added.