John Dramani Mahama

Former President and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has said that the ruling government is a promise and failed government.

He noted that the current government only take delight in making juicy promises to Ghanaians without fulfilling them. According to him, these promises are just to win the hearts and votes of the citizens.

He furthered that the Nana Addo-led government prior to the 2016 general elections only made ‘sweet’ promises because they have not been fulfilled.

“Our major opponent (NPP) are good at promises but poor at delivering. For them, their policy is that; say anything that the people will believe and vote for you,” he said while addressing the people of South Tongue in Sogakope on Monday.

“Political power is the most important thing to them. And when you get the power, whether you fulfil the promises or not; it doesn’t matter,” he added.

The flagbearer of the NDC disclosed that his party has a track record of making promises that are being fulfilled.

He said, “Let’s compare track records; how many communities have been electrified in the last four years? he quizzed while adding that: “We took electrification in this country to 86 per cent, one of the best in Africa.”

“When we came in 2009 under Prof. Mills, we took over from President Kuffour only 58 per cent of people in Ghana had access to clean drinking water by the time we left office, 76 per cent of Ghanaians had access to clean drinking water; that’s what we say is a track record, how people have been provided with water in the last four years?