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President Nana Akufo-Addo has indicated that opposition against his policies by the National Democractic Congress (NDC) and other political opponents do not break him as Ghanaians know his worth.
Speaking in an interview on ”Kokrokoo” on Peace FM Thursday morning, the President reminded the host Kwami Sefa Kayi about the confidence Ghanaians have in him which, to him, was proven by the votes he garnered in the 2020 Presidential elections.
”The propaganda was not able to sink my electoral chances”, he ridiculed his opponents.
According to him, Ghanaians voting him back into government shows that ”the propaganda, in itself, cannot obliterate the reality and the facts”.
The President highlighted some misconceptions that his political adversaries have cooked up in the minds of Ghanaians.
He touched on claims about him abandoning some health projects started by his predecessor and assertions that despite having borrowed nearly Ghc300bn within the last five years, the developmental projects on the grounds do not correspond to the huge borrowing.
Eurojet Hospital Project Started Under Kufuor, Not Mahama’s Baby
The President, firstly, shot down assertions that sought to credit former President John Mahama with the Euro Jet funded health projects.
”It’s presented as it was a project initiated by Mahama government. It is not true. The EuroJet was initiated by the Kufour administration. Before President Kufour left office, that whole project had begun. The question we have to ask ourselves, the eight years of the NDC rule saw no progress whatsoever on these hospitals”, he said.
Alluding to some hospitals like the Ga-East Municipal, Wa, Twifo-Praso hospitals among others, he stressed; ”All the developments that have taken place in these hospitals took place in my time.”
Continuing his account on his developments in the health sector, President Akufo-Addo disclosed a 60-bed hospital in Konongo started by his government is near completion.
”So, when you are looking at all these examples, you wonder how come people have the courage to come forward [to say] to deny the reality. Then, I’ve noticed that that is the stock and trade of my opposition. Dealing in facts that are not there. The screaming is so loud that the person who doesn’t take care will begin to think that these might be facts. Otherwise, why are they being said? But then it is also part of negative propaganda. You repeat untruth several times; ultimately, hopefully [the untruth] it will sink”, he emphasized.