The Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) John Mahama has challenged President Akufo Addo to a debate on the record of their governments in the area of infrastructure.
This challenge comes two days after Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia presented a detailed account of the Akufo-Addo administration’s infrastructure achievement.
He argued in the data-backed presentation that the NPP government in its first term has executed infrastructural projects in excess of 17,000, adding that this is more than what the opposition NDC government could achieve in its eight years in office.
However addressing residents in the Ketu South Constituency on Wednesday as part of his tour of the Volta Region, ex-President Mahama stated that the issue of who has a superior achievement in the provision of infrastructure can only be settled through a debate.
“In 2016, when I was talking about the value of infrastructure my friends on the other side said we don’t eat infrastructure, we don’t eat roads… that was what they said. Today I see a scramble to grab even KVIPs and any infrastructure and tout it as an achievement.”
“But it is easy to settle the issue of infrastructure. After all, the President said this election is going to be an election of track records, comparing his track record to my track record and so we can settle it easily. Let’s have a debate between two of us, the two Presidents. Let Nana Akufo Addo sit down and let me sit down and let’s debate our records. I’m willing to present myself for a debate with Nana Akufo Addo any day, anytime and anywhere and we’ll settle the matter once and for all,” Mr Mahama added.