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Govt has not abandoned Ashanti Region; lots of development ongoing – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has strongly refuted claims that the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) under his leadership has abandoned the Ashanti Region which is the party’s political “world bank”.

The NPP since the fourth Republic in 1992 has won both in the Presidential and Parliamentary in the region which is its stronghold.

However, critics say despite the party receiving massive votes from the region, government has failed to embark on development in the area which corresponds with the number of votes the party gets from the region.

Speaking on Pure FM in Kumasi on Monday, President Akufo Addo accused his political opponents (National Democratic Congress, NDC) of pushing the unfounded claim.

 I’ve been coming here[Kimasi] since my childhood, road development for instance as is happening now in the Ashanti Region, I’ve not seen anything like it before. It’s not perfect, there are many areas we can improve but overall road development in Ashanti Region, this is the biggest in history. This is something reassuring to me and there’s more to come. For instance, 80% of the roads in Nhyieso have seen asphalt, there’s more to come. Next year, there are two big development that will be started. One is the Suame Interchange, Kumasi will have the second four-tier interchange in Ghana.

“NPP commitment to Ashanti is both in word and deed and I don’t have any doubt about it because of the development going on. This is our base, they give us the votes and we don’t do anything for them, that’s the talk of the NDC. That is not the reality, anybody who goes around and is objective will know that it is not the reality at all.”

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